80 Years of Watching the Evolutionary Scenery

@article{Mayr200480YO,
  title={80 Years of Watching the Evolutionary Scenery},
  author={Ernst Mayr},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={305},
  pages={46 - 47}
}
  • E. Mayr
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • Science
On the occasion of his 100th birthday, we have invited Ernst Mayr to write a special essay reminiscing about the history of evolutionary biology over the last 80 years and his many contributions to this lively field. 
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