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Evolution and the Diversity of Life

Selected Essays

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$55.00 • £44.95 • €49.50

ISBN 9780674271050

Publication Date: 03/25/1997

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736 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 line illustrations, 21 tables, 5 maps

Belknap Press

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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.

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