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Unifying Biology: The Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Biology

By: Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis

230 pages, Illus, fig

Princeton University Press

Hardback | Jan 1997 | #59018 | ISBN: 0691033439
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Offers a historical reconstruction of one of the most important yet elusive episodes in the history of modern science: the evolutionary synthesis of the 1930s and 1940s. For more than seventy years after Darwin proposed his theory of evolution, it was hotly debated by biological scientists. It was not until the 1930s that opposing theories were finally refuted and a unified Darwinian evolutionary theory came to be widely accepted by biologists.


<table><TR><TD> <TD>Preface <TR><TD>Ch. 2 <TD>A "Moving Target": Historical Background on the Evolutionary Synthesis <TR><TD>Ch. 3 <TD>Rethinking the Evolutionary Synthesis: Historiographic Questions and Perspectives Explored <TR><TD>Ch. 4 <TD>The New Contextualism: Science as Discourse and Culture <TR><TD>Ch. 5 <TD>The Narrative of Unifying Biology: The Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Biology <TR><TD>Ch. 6 <TD>Reproblematizing the Evolutionary Synthesis <TR><TD>Ch. 7 <TD>Epilogue <TR><TD> <TD>Select Bibliography <TR><TD> <TD>Index

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