The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Analytical Theory of Biological Populations

Authors: Lotka, Alfred J.

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In the 50 years that have passed since Alfred Latka's death in 1949 his position as the father of mathematical demography has been secure. With his first demographic papers in 1907 and 1911 (the latter co­ authored with F. R. Sharpe) he laid the foundations for stable population theory, and over the next decades both largely completed it and found convenient mathematical approximations that gave it practical applica­ tions. Since his time, the field has moved in several directions he did not foresee, but in the main it is still his. Despite Latka's stature, however, the reader still needs to hunt through the old journals to locate his principal works. As yet no exten­ sive collections of his papers are in print, and for his part he never as­ sembled his contributions into a single volume in English. He did so in French, in the two part Theorie Analytique des Associations Biologiques (1934, 1939). Drawing on his Elements of Physical Biology (1925) and most of his mathematical papers, Latka offered French readers insights into his biological thought and a concise and mathematically accessible summary of what he called recent contributions in demographic analy­ sis. We would be accurate in also calling it Latka's contributions in demographic analysis.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Untitled [On Evolution in Organic and Inorganic Systems]

    Lotka, Alfred J.

    Pages 3-11

  • Untitled [On the Direction of Time]

    Lotka, Alfred J.

    Pages 13-20

  • Untitled [On Energetics and Uncertainty]

    Lotka, Alfred J.

    Pages 21-29

  • Biological Stoichiometry

    Lotka, Alfred J.

    Pages 31-44

  • Introduction

    Lotka, Alfred J.

    Pages 47-52

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analytical Theory of Biological Populations
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-9176-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-9176-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45927-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-9178-5
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 220
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