John Maynard Smith. 6 January 1920 – 19 April 2004

@article{Charlesworth2005JohnMS,
  title={John Maynard Smith. 6 January 1920 – 19 April 2004},
  author={Brian Charlesworth and P. H. Harvey},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={2005},
  pages={253 - 265}
}
  • B. Charlesworth, P. Harvey
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
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