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  - Geoffrey Benn - Goodreads

“What Evolution Is,” by renowned evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr, is a non-mathematical overview of modern evolutionary thought. The book starts with a brief rebuttal of creationist arguments, then ... Read full review

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User Review  - Franziska Self fisken - Goodreads

This is a wonderfully easy-to-read book that explains evolution in good accessible English and contrasts the theory of evolution with other theories and philosophies such as creationism. My daughter ... 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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