Systematics And Origin Of P / Edition 1

Systematics And Origin Of P / Edition 1

by Ernst Mayr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674862503

ISBN-13: 9780674862500

Pub. Date: 10/15/1999

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Ernst Mayr is perhaps the most distinguished biologist of the twentieth century, and Systematics and the Origin of Species may be one of his greatest and most influential books. This classic study, first published in 1942, helped to revolutionize evolutionary biology by offering a new approach to taxonomic principles and correlating the ideas and findings of

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Ernst Mayr is perhaps the most distinguished biologist of the twentieth century, and Systematics and the Origin of Species may be one of his greatest and most influential books. This classic study, first published in 1942, helped to revolutionize evolutionary biology by offering a new approach to taxonomic principles and correlating the ideas and findings of modern systematics with those of other life science disciplines. This book is one of the foundational documents of the "Evolutionary Synthesis." It is the book in which Mayr pioneered his new concept of species based chiefly on such biological factors as interbreeding and reproductive isolation, taking into account ecology, geography, and life history. In his new introduction for this edition, Mayr reflects on the place of this enduring work in the subsequent history of his field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674862500
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/15/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
0.78(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Theodosius Dobzhansky

Preface

Introduction, 1999

Introduction by Niles Eldredge

I. The Methods and Principles of Systematics

II. Taxonomic Characters and Their Variation

III. Phenomena of Geographic Variation

IV. Some Aspects of Geographic Variation

V. The Systematic Categories and the New Species Concept

VI. The Polytypic Species, In Nature and in Systematics

VII. The Species in Evolution

VIII. Nongeographic Speciation

IX. The Biology of Speciation

X. The Higher Categories and Evolution

Literature

Index

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