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What evolution is

Author: Ernst Mayr
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2001.
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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.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005.
What evolution is.
New York : Basic Books, c2001
(OCoLC)647655959
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Mayr
ISBN: 0465044255 9780465044252 0465044263 9780465044269
OCLC Number: 47443814
Description: xv, 318 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Jared M. Diamond --
Part I: What is evolution? In what kind of a world do we live? ; What is the evidence for evolution on earth? ; The rise of the living world --
Part II: How are evolutionary change and adaptedness explained? How and why does evolution take place? ; Variational evolution ; Natural selection ; Adaptedness and natural selection : anagenesis --
Part III: Origin and evolution of diversity: cladogenesis. The units of diversity : species ; Speciation ; Macroevolution --
Part IV: Human evolution. How did mankind evolve? ; The frontiers of evolutionary biology --
Appendix A: What criticisms have been made of evolutionary theory? --
Appendix B: Short answers to frequently asked questions about evolution --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Ernst Mayr.
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At once a spirited defense of Darwinian explanations of biology and an elegant primer on evolution for the general reader, What Evolution Is poses the questions at the heart of evolutionary theory  Read more...

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