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

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  • Cambridge (Mass.) : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1982
Physical description
ix, 974 pages ; 25 cm.
ISBN
  • 0674364465
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
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  • text
Language
  • English
  • 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.

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