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The Evolutionary Synthesis

Perspectives on the Unification of Biology

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ISBN 9780674865389

Publication Date: 12/17/1980

487 pages

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  • Preface
  • Prologue: Some Thoughts on the History of the Evolutionary Synthesis [Ernst Mayr]
  • I. Different Biological Disciplines and the Synthesis
    • 1. Genetics
      • Introduction [William B. Provine]
      • Theoretical Population Genetics in the Evolutionary Synthesis [Richard C. Lewontin]
    • 2. Cytology
      • Introduction [William B. Provine]
      • The Evolution of Genetic Systems: Contributions of Cytology to Evolutionary Theory [C. D. Darlington]
      • Cytology in the T. H. Morgan School [Alexander Weinstein]
      • Cytogenetics and the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis [Hampton L. Carson]
    • 3. Embryology
      • Introduction [William B. Provine]
      • Embryology and the Modern Synthesis in Evolutionary Theory [Viktor Hamburger]
      • The Modern Evolutionary Synthesis and the Biogenetic Law [Frederick B. Churchill]
    • 4. Systematics
      • The Role of Systematics in the Evolutionary Synthesis [Ernst Mayr]
    • 5. Botany
      • Introduction [Ernst Mayr]
      • Botany and the Synthetic Theory of Evolution [G. Ledyard Stebbins]
    • 6. Paleontology
      • Introduction [Ernst Mayr]
      • G. G. Simpson, Paleontology, and the Modern Synthesis [Stephen Jay Gould]
    • 7. Morphology
      • Introduction [Ernst Mayr]
      • Morphology in the Evolutionary Synthesis [William Coleman]
      • The Failure of Morphology to Assimilate Darwinism [Michael T. Ghiselin]
      • Severtsov and Schmalhausen: Russian Morphology and the Evolutionary Synthesis [Mark B. Adams]
  • II. The Synthesis in Different Countries
    • 8. Soviet Union
      • The Birth of the Genetic Theory of Evolution in the Soviet Union in the 1920s [Theodosius Dobzhansky]
      • Sergei Chetverikov, the Kol’tsov Institute, and the Evolutionary Synthesis [Mark B. Adams]
    • 9. Germany
      • Introduction [Ernst Mayr]
      • Historical Development of the Present Synthetic Neo-Darwinism in Germany [Bernhard Rensch]
      • Evolutionary Theory in Germany: A Comment [Viktor Hamburger]
    • 10. France
      • Introduction [Ernst Mayr]
      • Evolutionary Biology in France at the Time of the Evolutionary Synthesis [Ernest Boesiger]
      • The Arrival of Neo-Darwinism in France [Ernst Mayr]
      • A Second Glance at Evolutionary Biology in France [Camille Limoges]
    • 11. England
      • Introduction [William B. Provine]
      • Some Recollections Pertaining to the Evolutionary Synthesis [E. B. Ford]
      • Lamarckism in Britain and the United States [Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr.]
      • A Note on W. L. Tower’s Leptinotarsa Work [Alexander Weinstein]
    • 12. United States
      • Introduction [William B. Provine]
      • The Evolutionary Synthesis: Morgan and Natural Selection Revisited [Garland E. Allen]
      • Hypotheses That Blur and Grow [Hampton L. Carson]
  • III. Final Considerations
    • 13. Interpretive Issues in the Evolutionary Synthesis
      • Introduction [William B. Provine]
      • The Meaning of the Evolutionary Synthesis [Dudley Shapere]
    • 14. Epilogue [William B. Provine]
  • Biographical Essays
    • How I Became a Darwinian [Ernst Mayr]
    • Curt Stern [Ernst Mayr]
    • J. B. S. Haldane, R. A. Fisher, and William Bateson [C. D. Darlington]
    • Morgan and the Theory of Natural Selection [Alexander Weinstein]
    • Morgan and His School in the 1930s [Theodosius Dobzhansky]
    • G. G. Simpson [Ernst Mayr]
  • Contributors
  • Conference Participants
  • Index

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