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Author Amundson, Ronald.

Title The changing role of the embryo in evolutionary thought : roots of evo-devo / Ron Amundson
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 280 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology
Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Contents Introduction -- Part I. Darwin's century: beyond the essentialism story. Systematics and the birth of the natural system -- The origins of morphology, the science of form -- Owen and Darwin, the archetype and the ancestor -- Evolutionary morphology: the first generation of evolutionists -- Interlude -- Part II. Neo-Darwin's century: explaining the absence and the reappearance of development in evolutionary thought. The invention of heredity -- Basics of the evolutionary synthesis -- Structuralist reactions to the synthesis -- The synthesis matures -- Recent debates and the continuing tension
Summary "In this book Ron Amundson examines 200 years of scientific views on the evolution-development relationship from the perspective of evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo). This new perspective challenges several popular views about the history of evolutionary thought by claiming that many earlier authors made history come out right for the Evolutionary Synthesis." "This book will appeal to students and professionals in the philosophy of science, and the philosophy and history of biology."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-274) and index
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Subject Evolution
Developmental Biology.
Developmental biology -- Philosophy.
Embryology -- Philosophy.
Evolution (Biology) -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511113269 (electronic bk.)
051119823X (e-book)
1139164856 (electronic bk.)
9780511113260 (electronic bk.)
9780511198236 (e-book)
9781139164856 (electronic bk.)