An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

16018 entries, 14076 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: July 14, 2024

MAYR, Ernst Walter

3 entries
  • 255.1

Systematics and the origin of species.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1942.

One of the canonical publications of the modern evolutionary synthesis. Mayr discussed the different ways different investigators identify species, and he characterized these different approaches as different species concepts. He also argued strongly for what came to be called a Biological Species Concept (BSC)—that a species consists of populations of organisms that can reproduce with one another, and that are reproductively isolated from other such populations.


  • 13033

Animal species and evolution.

Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1963.

Condensed and extensively revised as Populations, species and evolution. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1970.

  • 258.12

The growth of biological thought. Diversity, evolution, and inheritance.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982.

An interpretive history of what Mayr calls “ultimate” explanations in biology, reflecting Mayr’s expertise in systematics, evolution, and genetics.

Subjects: BIOLOGY › History of Biology, EVOLUTION