This Is Biology The Science of the Living World

ISBN-10: 0674884698
ISBN-13: 9780674884694
Edition: 1997
Authors: Ernst Mayr
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Description: Shortlisted for the 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Prize, this concise volume sums up the personal wisdom accumulated during distinguished biologist Ernst Mayer's 70 years of research and reflection.

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Book details

List price: $28.50
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Shortlisted for the 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Prize, this concise volume sums up the personal wisdom accumulated during distinguished biologist Ernst Mayer's 70 years of research and reflection.

Guide to Topics Covered
Preface
What Is the Meaning of Life?
What Is Science?
How Does Science Explain the Natural World?
How Does Biology Explain the Living World?
Does Science Advance?
How Are the Life Sciences Structured?
""What?"" Questions: The Study of Biodiversity
""How?"" Questions: The Making of a New Individual
""Why?"" Questions: The Evolution of Organisms
What Questions Does Ecology Ask?
Where Do Humans Fit into Evolution?
Can Evolution Account for Ethics?
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary Gu

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