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The Major Transitions in Evolution

John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmary


Over the history of life there have been several major changes in the way genetic information is organized and transmitted from one generation to the next. These transitions include the origin of life itself, the first eukaryotic cells, reproduction by sexual means, the appearance of multicellular plants and animals, the emergence of cooperation and of animal societies, and the unique language ability of humans. This ambitious book provides the first unified discussion of the full range of these transitions. The authors highlight the similarities between different transitions--between the unio ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198502944
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198502944.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Maynard Smith, author

Eors Szathmary, author