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Species : the evolution of the idea

Author: John S Wilkins
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Series: Species and systematics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Revised edition of: Species: a history of the idea. Berkeley: University of California Press, c2009.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Wilkins
ISBN: 9781138055742 1138055743
OCLC Number: 1013527051
Notes: "Revised edition of: Species : a history of the idea. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009."--Title page verso CIP.
Description: xxxviii, 389 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Section I. The historical development of "species". The classical era : science by division --
The medieval bridge --
Species and the birth of modern science --
The nineteenth century, a period of change --
Darwin and the Darwinians --
The species problem arises --
The synthesis and species --
Section II. Modern debates. Reproductive isolation concepts --
Phylogenetic species concepts --
Other species concepts --
Historical summary and conclusions --
Section III. Philosophical discussions of the species concept. Philosophy and species : introduction --
The development of the philosophy of species --
Species realism --
Appendix A. Post-Linnaean ranks --
Appendix B. A summary list of species definitions.
Series Title: Species and systematics.
Responsibility: John S. Wilkins.

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