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The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited$
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Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015240

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015240.001.0001

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Introduction: A Dynamic View of Evolution

Introduction: A Dynamic View of Evolution

(p.1) Introduction: A Dynamic View of Evolution
The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited

Brett Calcott

Kim Sterelny

The MIT Press

This book reviews some of life’s history. It suggests that one crucial feature of John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry’s The Major Transitions in Evolution is that it has a dynamic approach. In The Major Transitions in Evolution, Maynard Smith and Szathmáry bought a much more dynamic model to debates about the history of life. This book also shows that in the decade and more that has followed, the legacy of Maynard Smith and Szathmáry has been developed in important ways.

Keywords:   life, history, John Maynard Smith, Eörs Szathmáry, The Major Transitions in Evolution

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