The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance

Ernst Mayr (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$45.50
Publisher
Belknap Press
Publish Date
January 22, 1985
Pages
974
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.75 X 9.48 inches | 3.03 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780674364462
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About the Author

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.

Reviews

Mayr's book is a book of great erudition and insight. No other single volume offers such an extensive account of the history of the subjects in question while providing as penetrating a view of the nature of these subjects.--Richard W. Burkhardt "Times Higher Education Supplement "
Mayr concentrates on scientific problems and concepts, placing them in the intellectual milieu of each historical period...Tightly drawn, highly opinionated presentations are invaluable in science, and Mr. Mayr's [book] is certainly provocative.--James L. Gould "New York Times Book Review "
This solid book...is essential reading for everyone at all interested in evolution, in biology or its history, or in science in general.--A. J. Cain "Nature "
This is an extraordinary, epic work in which Mayr once again shows himself a master of detail, interpretation, and synthesis.--Douglas J. Futuyma "Science "
Professor Mayr has written a monumental history of biological ideas...[It is] a marvelous course in evolution, taught historically. For a reader who is willing to make the effort, this book provides one of the best and most nearly complete discussions of these ideas to be found anywhere. It is an example of those rare books in popular science which can teach scientists as well as laymen...[This book] is full of insights and historical revelations. Nothing quite like The Growth of Biological Thought has been attempted before. It is a book that could have been written only by a scientist in complete command of his subject.--Jeremy Bernstein "New Yorker "
The Growth of Biological Thought will be a richly rewarding experience...Mayr's vivid manner, his clear analytical distinctions, his candor in meeting controversial issues head on, make his discussions as stimulating as they are valuable.--Frederic L. Holmes "Washington Post Book World "
It is full of insights and historical revelations. Nothing quite like The Growth of Biological Thought has been attempted before. It is a book that could have been written only by a scientist in complete command of his subject.--The New Yorker