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Unfinished Synthesis: Biological Hierarchies and Modern Evolutionary Thought

By: Niles Eldredge

237 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Dec 1988 | #5409 | ISBN: 0195055748
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Hardback | Feb 1986 | #1805 | ISBN: 0195036336
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Provides a stimulating critique of contemporary evolutionary thought, analyzing the Modern Synthesis first developed by Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ernst Mayr and George Gaylord Simpson. The author proposes that species, higher taxa and ecological entities such as populations and communities should be construed as individuals as well as single genes or organisms.
`Interesting and provocative . . . a must for those with a genuine interest in the processes of evolution.' Choice


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