The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance

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Harvard University Press, 1982 - Science - 974 pages
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An incisive study of the development of the biological sciences chronicles the origins, maturation, and modern views of the classification of life forms, the evolution of species, and the inheritance and variation of characteristics
 

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This is a must read for evolutionary biologists. Mayr decribe in very detail the origins of evolution, genetics and zoology. However, one should be aware that May's account is biased: he wasn't ... Read full review

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This book is an exceptional history of science because it was written by a very prominent scientist. It's hard to imagine that a better history of biology will become available anytime soon ... Read full review

Contents

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1
II
21
III
83
IV
133
V
147
VI
209
VII
251
VIII
299
XIII
477
XIV
535
XV
571
XVI
629
XVII
633
XVIII
652
XIX
681
XX
727

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301
X
343
XI
394
XII
426
XXI
777
XXII
808
XXIII
829
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