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

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Harvard University Press, 1982 - Science - 974 pages
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No one in this century can speak with greater authority on the progress of ideas in biology than Ernst Mayr. And no book has ever established the life sciences so firmly in the mainstream of Western intellectual history as "The Growth of Biological Thought." Ten years in preparation, this is a work of epic proportions, tracing the development of the major problems of biology from the earliest attempts to find order in the diversity of life, to modern research into the mechanisms of gene transmission.
  

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Contents

I
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

IX
301
X
343
XI
394
XII
426
XXI
777
XXII
808
XXIII
829
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Ernst Mayr is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He is also the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the Crafoord Prize for Biology, the National Medal of Science, the Balzan Prize, and the Japan Prize.

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