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Theodosius Dobzhansky

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Theodosius Grygorovych Dobzhansky (Ukranian: Теодосій Григорович Добжанський) better known as Theodosius Dobzhansky (Born::January 24, 1900Died::December 18, 1975) was a Russian geneticist, biologist, and evolutionist who studied the variations in lady-beetles. He was formerly Professor of Zoology at Columbia University and visiting Professor at the University of California.[1]

Biography

Dobzhansky was born on January 25, 1900 in Nemyriv (Ukrainian: Немирів, Russian: Немирoв), Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire. He was an only child, his father Grigory Dobzhansky was a math teacher, and his mother was Sophia Voinarsky. On August 8, 1924, Dobzhansky married geneticist Natalia Sivertzev. Throughout his life Dobzhansky belonged to the Russian Orthodox Church.[2] Dobzhansky was one of the most important founders of the modern synthesis.[2]

Publications

Books

  • Sinnott, E.W., Dunn, L.C and Dobzhansky, Th. 1925. Principles of Genetics. McGraw Hill. (4 editions: 1925, 1932, 1939, 1950)
  • Dobzhansky, Th. 1937. Genetics and the Origin of Species. Columbia University Press, New York. (2nd ed., 1941; 3rd ed., 1951)
  • The Biological Basis of Human Freedom (1954).
  • Dunn, L. C., & Dobzhansky, Th. 1946. Heredity, Race, and Society. The New American Library of World Literature, Inc., New York.
  • Dobzhansky, Th. 1955. Evolution, Genetics, & Man. Wiley & Sons, New York.
  • Dobzhansky, Th. 1962. Mankind Evolving. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Dobzhansky, Th. 1967. The Biology of Ultimate Concern. New American Library, New York.
  • Dobzhansky, Th. 1970. Genetics of the Evolutionary Process. Columbia University Press, New York.
  • Dobzhansky, Th. 1973. Genetic Diversity and Human Equality. Basic Books, New York.
  • Dobzhansky, Th., F.J. Ayala, G.L. Stebbins & J.W. Valentine. 1977. Evolution. W.H. Freeman, San Francisco.
  • Dobzhansky, Th. 1981. Dobzhansky's Genetics of Natural Populations I-XLIII. R.C. Lewontin, J.A. Moore, W.B. Provine & B. Wallace, eds. Columbia University Press, New York. (reprints the 43 papers in this series, all but two of which were authored or co-authored by Dobzhansky)
  • Dobzhansky, Th., & Boesiger, E. 1983. Human Culture, A Moment in Evolution. Columbia University Press, New York.

References

  1. Gish, Duane T. (1995). Evolution: The Fossils Still Say No!. El Cajon, California: Institute for Creation Research. p. 1. ISBN 0-89051-112-8. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Johnson, Phillip E. (1993). Darwin on Trial (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press. p. 130-132. ISBN 0-8308-1324-1. 

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