What Evolution is

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Basic Books, 2001 - Science - 318 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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Mayr (emeritus, Harvard Univ.; This Is Biology) has written a clear, comprehensive, and very informative introduction to the theory of evolution. He offers major insights into taxonomy, adaptation ... Read full review

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One of the best books available in Evolutionary biology.
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Contents

IV
3
V
12
VI
40
VII
73
VIII
83
IX
115
X
147
XI
161
XIII
188
XIV
233
XV
265
XVI
269
XVII
274
XVIII
283
XIX
293
XX
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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