2011

A Short History of Mathematical Population Dynamics

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ISBN: 978-0-85729-114-1 (Print) 978-0-85729-115-8 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-X

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    Pages 1-3

    The Fibonacci sequence (1202)

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    Pages 5-10

    Halley’s life table (1693)

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    Pages 11-20

    Euler and the geometric growth of populations (1748–1761)

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    Pages 21-30

    Daniel Bernoulli, d’Alembert and the inoculation of smallpox (1760)

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    Pages 31-33

    Malthus and the obstacles to geometric growth (1798)

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    Pages 35-39

    Verhulst and the logistic equation (1838)

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    Pages 41-44

    Bienaymé, Cournot and the extinction of family names (1845–1847)

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    Pages 45-48

    Mendel and heredity (1865)

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    Pages 49-54

    Galton, Watson and the extinction problem (1873–1875)

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    Pages 55-58

    Lotka and stable population theory (1907–1911)

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    Pages 59-63

    The Hardy–Weinberg law (1908)

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    Pages 65-69

    Ross and malaria (1911)

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    Pages 71-76

    Lotka, Volterra and the predator–prey system (1920–1926)

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    Pages 77-80

    Fisher and natural selection (1922)

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    Pages 81-88

    Yule and evolution (1924)

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    Pages 89-96

    McKendrick and Kermack on epidemic modelling (1926–1927)

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    Pages 97-100

    Haldane and mutations (1927)

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    Pages 101-104

    Erlang and Steffensen on the extinction problem (1929–1933)

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    Pages 105-109

    Wright and random genetic drift (1931)

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    Pages 111-116

    The diffusion of genes (1937)

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