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One Long Argument

Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought

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$31.50 • £27.95 • €28.95

ISBN 9780674639065

Publication Date: 03/15/1993


224 pages

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

16 halftones, 1 line illustration, 1 map, 2 tables

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Scientific theories…like living species, have forerunners and descendants, and they exhibit subtle changes over time… One Long Argument succeeds admirably in pinpointing the bits of evidence and inference that seeded Darwin’s grand vision, and it illuminates his errors along with his insights.—Geoffrey Cowley, The New York Times Book Review

It is valuable to have [Mayr’s] ‘mature reflections’ expressed so concisely and elegantly.—Peter J. Bowler, Nature

You will read this book with great pleasure… Mayr simply admires Darwin to the hilt… Mayr’s awe of Darwin is both illuminating and stimulating. It is also profoundly authoritative. Who else can present himself so effortlessly as a living symbol of the breadth of evolutionary thought in the twentieth century?—Jeffrey Levinton, BioScience

This short book should be read by anyone with an interest in the development, impact, and meaning of Darwinism. It is well written and accessible, without skimping on scholarship.—Robert Schoch, Science Books and Films

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