The Birds of Northern Melanesia
Speciation, Dispersal and Biogeography
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Birds of Northern Melanesia by Ernst Mayr
Book DescriptionErnst Mayr is one of the principal architects of the 'neo-Darwinian synthesis', which has been the dominant perspective in 20th century evolutionary biology. Jared Diamond is one of the most wide-ranging minds in biology, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, Germs, and Steel". Mayr and Diamond decided in 1970 to collaborate on an authoritative monograph presenting their data and interpretations of the evolution of the birds of the Solomon and Bismark Islands. Mayr's numerous expeditions to do fieldwork in this area, beginning in 1929 and continuing through 1976, form the core of his scientific work. Diamond has made four expeditions to the region since 1970 to fill in gaps in the data.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195141702
(260mm x 188mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ernst Mayr
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This book contains essays by Ernst Mayr, the most eminent evolutionary biologist of the twentieth century.
What Evolution Is, Paperback (December 2002)
What we do and do not know about evolution, by one of the field's pioneering thinkers.
Systematics and the Origin of Species from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist, Paperback (September 1999)
This 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 disciplines.
This is Biology, Paperback (August 1998)» View all books by Ernst Mayr
The author argues that the physical sciences cannot address many aspects of nature and that living organisms must be understood at every level of organization. He attempts to map out the territorial overlap between biology and the humanities, especially history and ethics.
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