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Author Amundson, Ronald.

Title The changing rule of the embryo in evolutionary thought : roots of evo-devo / Ron Amundson
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005


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Description xiii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology
Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Contents 1. Introduction -- Pt. I. Darwin's century : beyond the essentialism story -- 2. Systematics and the birth of the natural system -- 3. The origins of morphology, the science of form -- 4. Owen and Darwin, the archetype and the ancestor -- 5. Evolutionary morphology : the first generation of evolutionists -- 6. Interlude -- Pt. II. Neo-Darwin's century : explaining the absence and the reappearance of development in evolutionary thought -- 7. The invention of heredity -- 8. Basics of the evolutionary synthesis -- 9. Structuralist reactions to the synthesis -- 10. The synthesis matures -- 11. 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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-274) and index
Subject Evolutionary developmental biology -- Philosophy.
Evolution (Biology) -- Philosophy.
Developmental biology -- Philosophy.
Embryology -- Philosophy.
Author MyiLibrary.
LC no. 2004054409
ISBN 9780521806992 hardback
0521806992 hardback