Sewall Wright Taught Me series: Evolution, Genetics, Physiological Genetics

Sewall Wright Taught Me - Evolution - lecture notes Robert E Sloan

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The mathematical population geneticist and evolutionary biologist Sewall Wright taught throughout his long career. Between 1926-1955, he worked at the University of Chicago. During this time, he developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. By the early 1930s, Wright’s teaching load settled into a core set of four courses: Fundamental Genetics (Zoology 310), Biometry (311), Physiological Genetics (312), and Evolution (313).

Author

Robert E. Sloan was a master’s student with an interest in paleontology and evolution when he wrote these notes while attending three of Wright’s core courses during 1951-1952. For more on Robert E. Sloan, see his oral history (link).

Joe Cain is UCL Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies.

Three volumes

1. Evolution

These lecture notes derive from Wright’s Evolution (Zoology 313) course, as presented in June-August 1951. In addition to lecture notes, this volume includes three population genetics exercises, Sloan’s research paper for the course, and Wright’s final examination.

x+116 pages, 8.5″ x 11″

ISBN: 978-1-906267-02-5 (pbk) out-of-print
This book also is available via Internet Archive.

2. Genetics

These lecture notes derive from Wright’s Fundamental Genetics (Zoology 310), as presented in January-March 1952.

x+62 pages, 8.5″ x 11″

ISBN: 978-1-906267-03-2 (pbk) out-of-print
This book also is available via Internet Archive.

3. Physiological Genetics

These lecture notes derive from Wright’s Physiological Genetics (Zoology 312), as presented in March-April 1952.

x+72 pages, 8.5″x11″

ISBN: 978-1-906267-04-9 (pbk) out-of-print
This book also is available via Internet Archive.