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Unifying biology : the evolutionary synthesis and evolutionary biology

Author: Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unifying Biology offers a historical reconstruction of one of the most important yet elusive episodes in the history of modern science: the evolutionary synthesis of the 1930s and 1940s. For more than seventy years after Darwin proposed his theory of evolution, it was hotly debated by biological scientists. It was not until the 1930s that opposing theories were finally refuted and a unified Darwinian evolutionary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis
ISBN: 0691033439 9780691033433
OCLC Number: 34411399
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1997
Description: xxiv, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The exegesis of Unifying biology --
History, theory, and practice. A "moving target" : historical background on the evolutionary synthesis ; Rethinking the evolutionary synthesis : historiographic questions and perspectives explored ; The new contextualism : science as discourse and culture --
The narrative of Unifying biology. The narrative of Unifying biology : the evolutionary synthesis and evolutionary biology --
Persistent problems. Reproblematizing the evolutionary synthesis ; Epilogue.
Responsibility: Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis.
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