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Biology was forged into a single, coherent science only within living memory In this volume the thinkers responsible for the modern synthesis of evolutionary biology and genetics come together to analyze that remarkable event In a new Preface, Ernst Mayr calls attention to the fact that scientists in different biological disciplines differed considerably in their degree of acceptance of Darwin s theories Mayr shows us that these differences were played out in four separate periods between 1859 and 1947 and thus enables us to understand fully why the synthesis was necessary and why Darwin s original theory that evolutionary change is due to the combination of variation and selection is as solid at the end of the twentieth century as it was in 1859....

Title : The Evolutionary Synthesis: Perspectives on the Unification of Biology
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ISBN : 0674272250
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Harvard University Press 1St Edition edition December 17, 1980
Number of Pages : 508 pages
File Size : 860 KB
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