What Evolution Is (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Mar 18, 2008 - Science - 300 pages
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Mayr provides as convincing a testament to Darwin's genius as you are likely to find."--New York Times Book Review
  

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User Review  - Debrah A - Goodreads

Written by a highly notable figure, the book is an authoritative tome of information of what evolution is, and more importantly, what it isn't. But I must say that it would have been a good read at ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shahine Ardeshir - Goodreads

Before I begin to gush about how much I enjoyed this book (and I did!), I should start with one caveat: This is not a book for casual reading. So if you're someone who's somewhat curious about ... Read full review

Contents

In What Kind of a World Do We Live?
3
What Is the Evidence for Evolution on Earth?
12
The Rise of the Living World
40
PART II
54
HOW ARE EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE
71
Variational Evolution
83
Natural Selection
115
Anagenesis
147
PARTIII
159
Speciation
174
Macroevolution
188
How Did Mankind Evolve?
233
The Frontiers of Evolutionary Biology
265
Glossary
283
Index
304
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About the author (2008)

Ernst Mayr was the leading evolutionary biologist of the 20th century. He was Professor Emeritus at the Zoology Department of Harvard University and for twenty-three years served as Curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He died in February 2005 in Massachusetts.

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