Many educated people have little grasp of how biology explains the natural world, yet to address the major political and moral questions that face us today, we must understand their biological roots. This magisterial new book by Ernst Mayr will ...
go far to remedy this. An eyewitness to this century's relentless biological advance and the originator of some of its most important concepts, Mayr is uniquely qualified to offer a vision of science that places biology firmly at the center, and a vision of biology that restores the primacy of holistic, evolutionary thinking. Both as an overview of the life sciences and as the culmination of a remarkable life in science, This Is Biology will richly reward professionals and general readers alike.