The Resource What makes biology unique? : considerations on the autonomy of a scientific discipline, Ernst Mayr

What makes biology unique? : considerations on the autonomy of a scientific discipline, Ernst Mayr

Label
What makes biology unique? : considerations on the autonomy of a scientific discipline
Title
What makes biology unique?
Title remainder
considerations on the autonomy of a scientific discipline
Statement of responsibility
Ernst Mayr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This new book, a collection of some revised and some new essays written in time for his 100th birthday by the most eminent evolutionary biologist of the past century, explores biology as an autonomous science, offers insights on the history of evolutionary thought, critiques the contributions of philosophy to the science of biology, and comments on several of the major ongoing issues in evolutionary theory. Those interested in evolutionary theory or the philosophy and history of science will find useful ideas in this book, which should appeal to virtually anyone with a broad curiosity about biology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
570/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.M375 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
What makes biology unique? : considerations on the autonomy of a scientific discipline, Ernst Mayr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Science and sciences -- 2. The autonomy of biology -- 3. Teleology -- 4. Analysis or reductionism -- 5. Darwin's influence on modern thought -- 6. Darwin's five theories of evolution -- 7. Maturation of Darwinism -- 8. Selection -- 9. Do Thomas Kuhn's scientific revolutions take place? -- 10. Another look at the species problem -- 11. The origin of humans -- 12. Are we alone in this vast universe
Control code
ocn560238454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511217463
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b22001232
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)560238454
  • pebcs0511217463

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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