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The growth of biological thought : diversity, evolution, and inheritance / Ernst Mayr.


Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1982.
ISBN 0674364457

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Subjects Biological Evolution.
Biologie -- Histoire.
Biologie -- Philosophie -- Histoire.
Biologie.
Biology -- History.
Biology -- Philosophy -- History.
Biology -- Philosophy.
Biology.
Evolutietheorie.
Filosofie.
Genetics.
Geschichte.
Philosophy.
Description ix, 974 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 893-955) and index.
Summary Explores the development of the ideas of evolutionary biology, particularly as affected by the increasing understanding of genetics and of the chemical basis of inheritance.
Contents Diversity of life. Macrotaxonomy, the science of classifying -- Grouping according to common ancestry -- Microtaxonomy, the science of species.
Epilogue : toward a science of science.
Evolution. Origins without evolution -- Evolution before Darwin -- Charles Darwin -- Darwin's evidence for evolution and common descent -- The causation of evolution : natural selection -- Diversity and synthesis of evolutionary thought -- Post-synthesis developments.
Introduction : how to write history of biology -- The place of biology in the sciences and its conceptual structure -- The changing intellectual milieu of biology.
Variation and its inheritance. Early theories and breeding experiments -- Germ cells, vehicles of heredity -- The nature of inheritance -- The flowering of Mendelian genetics -- Theories of the gene -- The chemical basis of inheritance.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7875904
(OCoLC)ocm07875904
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WorldCat Identities Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005.
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