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Unifying biology : the evolutionary synthesis and evolutionary biology

Author: Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press, 1996.
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Offers a historical reconstruction of the evolutionary synthesis of the 1930s and 1940s. This book argues that the evolutionary synthesis was part of a larger process of unifying the biological  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis
ISBN: 0691033439 9780691033433
OCLC Number: 231696189
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1997.
Description: XXIV, 230 S. : ill.
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsCh. 1The Exegesis of Unifying Biology3Ch. 2A "Moving Target": Historical Background on the Evolutionary Synthesis19Ch. 3Rethinking the Evolutionary Synthesis: Historiographic Questions and Perspectives Explored45Ch. 4The New Contextualism: Science as Discourse and Culture73Ch. 5The Narrative of Unifying Biology: The Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Biology97Ch. 6Reproblematizing the Evolutionary Synthesis191Ch. 7Epilogue211Select Bibliography217Index223
Responsibility: Vassiliki Betty Smokovitis.


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