The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance
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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Review: The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution and InheritanceUser Review - James F - Goodreads
This book is a conceptual history of evolutionary biology, divided into three parts, on the history of systematics, the history of evolutionary theory, and the history of genetics. The author was ... Read full review
Review: The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution and InheritanceUser Review - Mark Bowles - Goodreads
A historical context is often required for a complete understanding of scientific controversies within a field. In the discipline of biology, such a book did not exist until Ernst Mayr wrote The ... Read full review