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In this respect he was basically a neo-Lamarckian, as exemplified by his theory of bird migration . On this topic he argued that "what was at first a forced migration lowing to climatic changes] would become habitual, and through the heredity of habit give rise to that wonderful faculty we term the instinct of migration" ("Origin of the Instinct of Migration in Birds," 153) . Similarly, he understood what has become known as Allen's rule in neoLamarckian terms (as the result of decreased circulation in the extremities in colder climates, presumably impeding growth) rather than in terms of natural selection favoring heat conservation (1872, 215) .

120, no . 4 (1960), 1266-1278, written with J . Cuevas and M . Garcia-Munoz . 11 . SECONDARY LITERATURE . Insightful obituary notices of Allison were written by Alvin Weinberg in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 22, no . I (1966), 2, and by H . L . Anderson in Nature, 209 (19 February 1966), 758759 . Later biographical accounts were prepared by the University of Chicago (undated pamphlet on the Frank P . ), and by R . S . Shankland, Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement Seven /961-1965 (New York, 1981), 10-11 .

1880) ; "Origin of the Instinct of Migration in Birds," in Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, 5 (1880), 151-154 ; and The Code of Nomenclature and Check-List of North American Birds Adopted by the American Ornithologists' Union . . (New York, 1886 ; rev . , 1910) . Fifteen of Allen's publications were reprinted in Selected Works of Joel Asaph Allen (New York, 1974) . 11 . SECONDARY LITERATURE . Other than Allen's Autobiographical Notes, the most complete treatment of his life and work is Frank M .

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