What Evolution Is

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Basic Books, Mar 18, 2008 - Science - 300 pages
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At once a spirited defense of Darwinian explanations of biology and an elegant primer on evolution for the general reader, What Evolution Is poses the questions at the heart of evolutionary theory and considers how our improved understanding of evolution has affected the viewpoints and values of modern man.Science Masters Series
 

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A really through introduction to evolution. Not too technical, and easy to understand. My only criticism is he occasionally leaves some terms undefined. I think he wrote this when he was in his 90s' so we can cut him some slack. Highly recommended Read full review

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this is grate help to education ,thank you 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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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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