© 1997

The Basics of Selection


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Graham Bell
    Pages 1-24
  3. Graham Bell
    Pages 25-145
  4. Graham Bell
    Pages 146-229
  5. Graham Bell
    Pages 230-247
  6. Graham Bell
    Pages 248-331
  7. Graham Bell
    Pages 332-370
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 371-378

About this book


This new textbook for students taking courses in evolution is addressed to one of the most difficult questions evolutionary biology, that of selection. Covering both artificial and natural selection, the author has written a short, readable text that will appeal to students and professionals alike. how the nature of the process determines the nature of evolutionary change.


biology coevolution evolution evolutionary biology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.McGill UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Basics of Selection
  • Authors Graham Bell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Chapman & Hall 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-412-05531-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-5991-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 404
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Evolutionary Biology
    Human Genetics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


...readers will expect and find erudition, breadth, unusual diversity of examples and good writing in his latest works...students who want to strip evolution of all else and concentrate on its special moulding force, selection, can do no better than start with Bell's short book. - Nature, Vol. 384, 12/96; I recommend the book to anyone interested in almost any aspect of natural selection and its importance in evolution. - Science, August 1997