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Ernst Mayr (1904–2005)

Author of What Evolution Is

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About the Author

Ernst Mayr is Professor Emeritus in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University

Includes the names: E Mayr, Ernst Mayr, Ernst Mayr, Ernest Mayr

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Works by Ernst Mayr

What Evolution Is (2001) 739 copies
Biologia ed evoluzione (1982) 5 copies
Así es la biología (2016) 5 copies
The Species Problem (1957) 4 copies
List of New Guinea Birds (1941) 4 copies
Evrim Nedir? (2016) 2 copies
Biyoloji Budur (2017) 1 copy
Evolution 1 copy
Il modello biologico (1998) 1 copy

Associated Works

On the Origin of Species (1859) — Introduction, some editions — 14,344 copies
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contributor — 802 copies
Darwin (Norton Critical Edition) (1970) — Contributor — 655 copies
Acquiring Genomes: The Theory of the Origins of the Species (2002) — Foreword, some editions — 184 copies
The Best American Science Writing 2001 (2001) — Contributor — 133 copies

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The science of the living world
 
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jhawn | 2 other reviews | Jul 31, 2017 |
This book is actually an assemble of ideas from the author published in journals, books, etc. It describes how biology must be seen as an autonomous science (in light of evolution) like physics and chemistry. It brings some controversial ideas on that matter and also on other subjects such as extraterrestrial life and the evolution of the biological science. This is definitely a must read for biologists and scientists as a whole.
 
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elviomedeiros | 2 other reviews | Dec 5, 2012 |
I thought this was a very good introduction to the foundations of biology, explaining such things as proximate and ultimate causation, or whether in science (especially biology) advances, the role of the different subdisciplines, etc.
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However, the last two chapters did not really fit in, as they were not about the foundations, but biology proper, specifically the evolution of the human being. Interesting enough, but they belong in a different book.
 
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