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Populations, Species and Evolution

By: Ernst Mayr

472 pages, Figs

Harvard University Press

Paperback | Jul 1974 | #3713 | ISBN: 0674690133
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An Abridgement of Animal Species and Evolution. `A masterful exposition of what has come to be called the `synthetic theory' of biological evolution . . . strongly recommended as a text and a reference book, and for the general reader who wants to acquire a serious understanding of biological evolution.' American Scientist


1. Evolutionary Biology 2. Species Concepts and Their Application 3. Morphological Species Characters and Sibling Species 4. Biological Properties of Species 5. Isolating Mechanisms 6. The Breakdown of Isolating Mechanisms (Hybridization) 7. The Population, Its Variation and Genetics 8. Factors Reducing the Genetic Variation of Populations 9. Storage and Protection of Genetic Variation 10. The Unity of the Genotype 11. Geographic Variation 12. The Polytypic Species of the Taxonomist 13. The Population Structure of Species 14. Kinds of Species 15. Multiplication of Species 16. Geographic Speciation 17. The Genetics of Speciation 18. The Ecology of Speciation 19. Species and Transpecific Evolution 20. Man as a Biological Species Glossary Bibliography Index

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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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