Genetic Drift

Written by Roberta Millstein, Rob Skipper, and myself, Survival of the Luckiest is the first book length treatment of the history and philosophy of drift in evolutionary biology.  And it comes at an important time in the history of evolutionary biology: Random genetic drift is now recognized as a major factor in evolution, especially at the molecular level.  The history of drift, however, has been marked by significant controversy, especially when drift is juxtaposed to natural selection. 

Perspectives on Molecular Evolution