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

Author
Published
  • Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap Press 1982
Physical description
ix, 974 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0674364457 (hbk.)
  • 9780674364455 (hbk.)
  • 0674364465 (pbk.)
  • 9780674364462 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 893-955) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction : how to write history of biology -- The place of biology in the sciences and its conceptual structure -- The changing intellectual milieu of biology. Diversity of life. Macrotaxonomy, the science of classifying -- Grouping according to common ancestry -- Microtaxonomy, the science of species. 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. 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. Epilogue : toward a science of science.
Genre
  • Bibliography
Language
  • English

Holdings information at the University of Glasgow Library

Requesting live circulation data...

Location of copy Shelfmark Availability

More details about: University of Glasgow Library

Cover image
book
E-resource
Printed resource
Holding libraries

Export: