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Evolution and the Diversity of Life

Evolution and the Diversity of Life

Selected Essays

Ernst Mayr

ISBN 9780674271050

Publication date: 03/25/1997

The diversity of living forms and the unity of evolutionary processes are themes that have permeated the research and writing of Ernst Mayr, a Grand Master of evolutionary biology. The essays collected here are among his most valuable and durable: contributions that form the basis for much of the contemporary understanding of evolutionary biology.

Praise

  • Mayr has shown himself to be a true follower of Darwin, Wallace, and Huxley. His writings are lively and critical, and they provide remarkable insight into the development of the field.

    —Peter H. Raven, Science

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.

Book Details

  • 736 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Belknap Press

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