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What Evolution Is : Science Masters Series - Ernst Mayr

What Evolution Is

Science Masters Series

Paperback Published: 11th October 2002
ISBN: 9780465044269
Number Of Pages: 336

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Mayr provides as convincing a testament to Darwin's genius as you are likely to find."--New York Times Book Review. At once a spirited defense of Darwinian explanations of biology and an elegant primer on evolution for the general reader, What Evolution Is poses the questions at the heart of evolutionary theory and considers how our improved understanding of evolution has affected the viewpoints and values of modern man.Science Masters Series

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
What Is Evolution?
In What Kind of a World Do We Live?p. 3
What Is the Evidence for Evolution on Earth?p. 12
The Rise of the Living Worldp. 40
How Are Evolutionary Change and Adaptedness Explained?
How and Why Does Evolution Take Place?p. 73
Variational Evolutionp. 83
Natural Selectionp. 115
Adaptedness and Natural Selection: Anagenesisp. 147
Origin and Evolution of Diversity: Cladogenesis
The Units of Diversity: Speciesp. 161
Speciationp. 174
Macroevolutionp. 188
Human Evolution
How Did Mankind Evolve?p. 233
The Frontiers of Evolutionary Biologyp. 265
What Criticisms Have Been Made of Evolutionary Theory?p. 269
Short Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Evolutionp. 274
Glossaryp. 283
Bibliographyp. 293
Indexp. 304
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ISBN: 9780465044269
ISBN-10: 0465044263
Series: Science Masters Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 11th October 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1