Adaptation and Environment
By focusing on the crucial role of environment in the process of adaptation, Robert Brandon clarifies definitions and principles so as to help make the argument of evolution by natural selection empirically testable. He proposes that natural selection is the process of differential reproduction resulting from differential adaptedness to a common selective environment.Originally published in 1990.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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"Throughout this book, Brandon sustains an in-depth reflection on the concepts associated with this fundamental theory of evolutionary biology.... Brandon thus gives to the principle of natural selection a universal explanatory power, insisting on the fact that even if they give the impression of answering teleological questions, the different stages of the adaptationist explanation' turn up nothing but mechanist processes."--L. Granjon, "Mammalia"