Evolution: The Modern Synthesis

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This classic work by Julian Huxley, first published in 1942, captured and synthesized all that was then known about evolutionary biology and gave a name to the Modern Synthesis, the conceptual structure underlying the field for most of the twentieth century. Many considered Huxley's book a popularization of the ideas then emerging in evolutionary biology, but in fact Evolution: The Modern Synthesis is a work of serious scholarship that is also accessible to the general educated ...

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Overview

This classic work by Julian Huxley, first published in 1942, captured and synthesized all that was then known about evolutionary biology and gave a name to the Modern Synthesis, the conceptual structure underlying the field for most of the twentieth century. Many considered Huxley's book a popularization of the ideas then emerging in evolutionary biology, but in fact Evolution: The Modern Synthesis is a work of serious scholarship that is also accessible to the general educated public.
It is a book in the intellectual tradition of Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry
Huxley--Julian Huxley's grandfather, known for his energetic championing of Darwin's ideas. A contemporary reviewer called Evolution: The Modern Synthesis "the outstanding evolutionary treatise of the decade, perhaps the century." This definitive edition brings one of the most important and successful scientific books of the twentieth century back into print. It includes the entire text of the 1942
edition, Huxley's introduction to the 1963 second edition (which demonstrates his continuing command of the field), and the introduction to the 1974 third edition,
written by nine experts (many of them Huxley's associates) from different areas of evolutionary biology.

The MIT Press

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"It is good to have again in print (with a new introduction) Julian
Huxley's masterwork, Evolution: The Modern Synthesis. One marvels at the depths of
Huxley's insights, one is impressed by the breadth of his scope, and one is charmed and delighted by his gracious prose. Reading this book is like coming again on an old, valued friend or meeting someone who captivates from the first moment."--Michael Ruse, Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Florida State
University

The MIT Press

From the Publisher
"It is good to have again in print (with a new introduction) Julian Huxley's masterwork, Evolution: The Modern Synthesis. One marvels at the depths of Huxley's insights, one is impressed by the breadth of his scope, and one is charmed and delighted by his gracious prose.

Reading this book is like coming again on an old, valued friend or meeting someone who captivates from the first moment."—Michael Ruse, Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Florida State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262513661
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2010
  • Edition description: The Definitive Edition
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 833,181
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Massimo Pigliucci is Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New
York.

Gerd B. Müller is Professor of Theoretical Biology at the University of Vienna and
Chairman of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research. He is a coeditor of Origination of Organismal Form (MIT Press, 2003)
and Modeling Biology (MIT Press, 2007).

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