Systematics and the Origin of Species from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist
By (author) Ernst Mayr
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Systematics and the Origin of Species from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist by Ernst Mayr
Book DescriptionThis 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 book is one of the foundational documents of the "Evolutionary Synthesis". It is the book in which Ernst Mayr pioneered his concept of species based chiefly on such biological factors as interbreeding and reproductive isolation, taking into account ecology, geography and life history. In the introduction to this edition, Mayr reflects on the place of this work in the subsequent history of his field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674862500
(210mm x 136mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ernst Mayr
Ernst Mayr is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He is also the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the Crafoord Prize for Biology, the National Medal of Science, the Balzan Prize, and the Japan Prize.
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