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Mayr, Ernst 1904-2005

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Works: 405 works in 1,456 publications in 7 languages and 31,147 library holdings
Genres: Classification  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Terminology  Biography  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Popular works  Comic books, strips, etc  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QH365, 575
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What evolution is by Ernst Mayr( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pillar of evolutionary biology, Mayr (comparative zoology, Harvard U.) writes for three types of readers: anyone, biologist or not, who wants to know more about evolution; those who accept evolution but doubt the Darwinian explanation of it; and creationists who want to learn more about it even if only to challenge it better
The growth of biological thought : diversity, evolution, and inheritance by Ernst Mayr( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Animal species and evolution by Ernst Mayr( Book )

45 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This masterly and long-awaited work is a full exposition, synthesis, summation, and critical evaluation of the present state of man's knowledge about the nature of animal species and of the part they play in the processes of evolution. In a series of twenty chapters, Ernst Mayr presents a consecutive story, beginning with a description of evolutionary biology and ending with a discussion of man as a biological species. Calling attention to unsolved problems, and relating the evolutionary subject matter to appropriate material from other fields, such as physiology, genetics, and biochemistry, the author integrates and interprets existing data. Believing that an unequivocal stand is more likely to produce constructive criticism than evasion of an issue, he does not hesitate to choose that interpretation of a controversial matter which to him seems most consistent with the emerging picture of the evolutionary process. Between the terminal points mentioned above, Mr. Mayr pursues the narrative through discussions of species concepts and their application, morphological species characters and sibling species, biological properties of species, isolating mechanisms, hybridization, the variation and genetics of populations, storage and protection of genetic variation, the unity of the genotype, geographic variation, the polytypic species of the taxonomist, the population structure of species, kinds of species, multiplication of species, geographic speciation, the genetics of speciation, the ecology of speciation, and species and transpecific evolution. The volume provides a valuable glossary; and an inclusive bibliography greatly extends its range for those who wish to investigate special aspects of the material. Animal Species and Evolution is presented as a permanent entity. In accordance with the author's feeling that the acquisition of new knowledge will require a new statement, rather than an emendation of a previous one, no substantive revisions of this volume are planned for future printings. Because of the impossibility of experimenting with man, and because an understanding of man's biology is indispensable for safeguarding his future, emphasis throughout this book is placed on those findings from the higher animals which are directly applicable to man. In his final chapter on hominids and the various forms of Homo, Mr. Mayr comes to the conclusion that, while modern man appears to be just as well adapted for survival purposes as were his ancestors, there is much evidence to suggest that he is threatened by the loss of his most typically human characteristics. It would be within his power to reverse this tendency
One long argument : Charles Darwin and the genesis of modern evolutionary thought by Ernst Mayr( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematics and the origin of species, from the viewpoint of a zoologist by Ernst Mayr( Book )

74 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The methods and principles of systematics. Taxonomic characters and their variation. Phenomena of geographic variation. Some aspects of geographic variation. The systematic categories and the new species concept. The polytypic species, in nature and in systematics. The species in evolution. Nongeographic speciation. The biology of speciation. The higher categories and evolution
Principles of systematic zoology by Ernst Mayr( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematics has had a remarkable renaissance durig the last generation.The reasons for this are diverse. Taxonomist played a leading role in the new synthesis of evolutionary theory, and they, have demonstrated that the study of organic diversity, the main concern of systematics is a majo integral branch of biology. Systematcs has also been very important in initiating the entire field of population biology, including population genetcs
Populations, species, and evolution : an abridgment of Animal species and evolution by Ernst Mayr( Book )

39 editions published between 1070 and 1977 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is biology : the science of the living world by Ernst Mayr( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology until recently has been the neglected stepchild of science, and many educated people have little grasp of how biology explains the natural world. Yet to address the major political and moral questions that face us today, we must acquire an understanding of their biological roots. This magisterial new book by Ernst Mayr will go far to remedy this situation. An eyewitness to this century's relentless biological advance and the creator of some of its most important concepts, Mayr is uniquely qualified to offer a vision of science that places biology firmly at the center, and a vision of biology that restores the primacy of holistic, evolutionary thinking. As he argues persuasively, the physical sciences cannot address many aspects of nature that are unique to life. Living organisms must be understood at every level of organization; they cannot be reduced to the laws of physics and chemistry. Mayr's approach is refreshingly at odds with the reductionist thinking that dominated scientific research earlier in this century, and will help to redirect how people think about the natural world. This Is Biology can also be read as a "life history" of the discipline - from its roots in the work of Aristotle, through its dormancy during the Scientific Revolution and its flowering in the hands of Darwin, to its spectacular growth with the advent of molecular techniques. Mayr maps out the territorial overlap between biology and the humanities, especially history and ethics, and describes important distinctions between science and other systems of thought, including theology. Both as an overview of the sciences of life and as the culmination of a remarkable life in science, This Is Biology will richly reward professionals and general readers alike
Evolution and the diversity of life : selected essays by Ernst Mayr( Book )

39 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and German and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution; Speciation; History of biology; Philosophy of biology; Theory of systematics; The species; Man; Biogeography; Behavior
Toward a new philosophy of biology : observations of an evolutionist by Ernst Mayr( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Evolutionary synthesis : perspectives on the unification of biology by Ernst Mayr( Book )

34 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: MayrErnst: Ernst Mayr was Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He was 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.ProvineWilliam B.: William Provine is Professor of the History of Biology and Charles A. Alexander Professor of Biological Sciences at Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has held a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1988 he won Cornell's Clark Distinguished Teaching Award
On the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reintroduces the author's work about the theory of evolution with over three hundred fifty illustrations and photographs, accompanied by excerpts from his diaries, letters, and other writings
Methods and principles of systematic zoology by Ernst Mayr( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1969 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes biology unique? : considerations on the autonomy of a scientific discipline by Ernst Mayr( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Portuguese and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book, a collection of some revised and some new essays written in time for his 100th birthday by the most eminent evolutionary biologist of the past century, explores biology as an autonomous science, offers insights on the history of evolutionary thought, critiques the contributions of philosophy to the science of biology, and comments on several of the major ongoing issues in evolutionary theory. Those interested in evolutionary theory or the philosophy and history of science will find useful ideas in this book, which should appeal to virtually anyone with a broad curiosity about biology."--Jacket
The species problem; a symposium presented at the Atlanta meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, December 28-29, 1955 by American Association for the Advancement of Science( Book )

25 editions published between 1955 and 1974 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds of the southwest Pacific, a field guide to the birds of the area between Samoa, New Caledonia, and Micronesia by Ernst Mayr( Book )

32 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only book in the English language on the birds of the wide area between Fiji, New Caledonia and Micronesia. This practical handbook, by an acknowledged authority, intended primarily for the field student, tells him how to identify and name the birds which he encounters, and what kinds of birds he can expect to find on each island. There is also a condensed summary of the presentknowledge of distribution, geographical variation and habits. Whenever feasible, keys have been supplied to facilitate identification. These keys are simplyand clearly worked out for the beginner who may not
Graph-theoretic concepts in computer science : 17th International Workshop WG '91, Fischbachau, Germany, June 17-19, 1991 : proceedings by Ernst Mayr( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 18th International Workshop on Graph-Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science (WG '92) was held in Wiesbaden-Naurod, Germany, June 18-20, 1992. Itwas organized by the Department of Computer Science, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. Contributions with original results inthe study and application of graph-theoretic concepts in various fields of computer science were solicited, and 72 papers were submitted and reviewed, from which 29 were selected for presentation at the workshop. The workshop was attended by 61 scientists from 16 countries. All 29 papers in the volume have undergone careful revision after the meeting, based on the discussions and comments from the audience and the referees. The volume is divided into parts on restricted graph classes, scheduling and related problems, parallel anbd distributed algorithms, combinatorial graph problems, graph decomposition, graph grammars and geometry, and modelling by graphs."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
This is biology : the science of the living world by Ernst Mayr( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biology until recently has been the neglected stepchild of science, and many educated people have little grasp of how biology explains the natural world. Yet to address the major political and moral questions that face us today, we must acquire an understanding of their biological roots. This magisterial new book by Ernst Mayr will go far to remedy this situation. An eyewitness to this century's relentless biological advance and the creator of some of its most important concepts, Mayr is uniquely qualified to offer a vision of science that places biology firmly at the center, and a vision of biology that restores the primacy of holistic, evolutionary thinking." "As he argues persuasively, the physical sciences cannot address many aspects of nature that are unique to life. Living organisms must be understood at every level of organization; they cannot be reduced to the laws of physics and chemistry. Mayr's approach is refreshingly at odds with the reductionist thinking that dominated scientific research earlier in this century, and will help to redirect how people think about the natural world." "This Is Biology can also be read as a "life history" of the discipline - from its roots in the work of Aristotle, through its dormancy during the Scientific Revolution and its flowering in the hands of Darwin, to its spectacular growth with the advent of molecular techniques. Mayr maps out the territorial overlap between biology and the humanities, especially history and ethics, and describes important distinctions between science and other systems of thought, including theology. Both as an overview of the sciences of life and as the culmination of a remarkable life in science, This Is Biology will richly reward professionals and general readers alike."--Jacket
The birds of northern Melanesia : speciation, ecology & biogeography by Ernst Mayr( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins and Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part 1. Northern Melanesia's Physical and Biological Environment. 1. Geology and geological history. 2. Climate. 3. Habitats and vegetation. 4. Terrestrial vertebrates other than birds. Part 2. Human History and Impacts. 5. Human history. 6. Ornithological exploration of Northern Melanesia. 7. Exterminations of bird populations. Part 3. The Northern Melanesia Avifauna. 8. Family composition. 9. Determinants of island species number. 10. Level of endemism, habitat preference, and abundance of each species. 11. Overwater dispersal ability of each speci
Systematics and the origin of species : on Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary by Jody Hey( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 2004, the National Academy of Sciences sponsored a colloquium on "Systematics and the Origin of Species" to celebrate Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary and to explore current knowledge concerning the origin of species. In 1942
 
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Alternative Names
Ernst Mayr

Ernst Mayr Amerikaans conservator (1904-2005)

Ernst Mayr biólogo evolutivo

Ernst Mayr biologo, genetista e storico della scienza tedesco naturalizzato statunitense

Ernst Mayr deutsch-amerikanischer Biologe

Ernst Mayr German-American evolutionary biologist

Ernst Mayr ornithologue, biologiste et généticien allemand

Ernst Mayr ornitolog i ewolucjonista amerykański

Ernst W. Mayr

Ernst Walter Mayr

Maĭr, Ė. 1904-2005

Mair, Ė. (Ernest), 1904-2005

Maĭr, Ė. (Ernst)

Mair, Ernst 1904-2005

Majr, È.

Mayr, E.

Mayr, E. 1904-2005

Mayr, Ernest Walter

Mayr, Ernst W.

Mayr, Ernst Walter.

Mayr, Ernst Walter 1904-

Mayr, Ernst Walter 1904-2005

Ернст Майр

Ернст Мајр

Майр, Э 1904-2005

Майр, Э. (Эрнст), 1904-2005

Майр, Эрнст

Майр, Эрнст 1904-2005

ארנסט מאייר

إرنست ماير

إرنست ماير، 1904-2005

ارنست مایر

எர்ணஸ்ட் மாயர்

ഏണസ്റ്റ് മയർ

마이어, 에른스트

마이어, 에른스트 1904-2005‏

에른스트 마이어

エルンスト・マイヤー

マイアー, E.

マイア, エルンスト

マイア, エルンスト 1904-2005

厄恩斯特·迈尔

恩斯特·瓦尔特·迈尔

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The growth of biological thought : diversity, evolution, and inheritanceOne long argument : Charles Darwin and the genesis of modern evolutionary thoughtSystematics and the origin of species, from the viewpoint of a zoologistPopulations, species, and evolution : an abridgment of Animal species and evolutionThis is biology : the science of the living worldEvolution and the diversity of life : selected essaysToward a new philosophy of biology : observations of an evolutionistThe Evolutionary synthesis : perspectives on the unification of biology