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    Unifying Biology: The Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Biology.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1998 - Journal of the History of Biology 31 (2):289-291.
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    Organizing Evolution: Founding the Society for the Study of Evolution (1939-1950). [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1994 - Journal of the History of Biology 27 (2):241 - 309.
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    Organizing Evolution: Founding the Society for the Study of Evolution.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1994 - Journal of the History of Biology 27 (2):241-309.
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    Keeping Up with Dobzhansky: G. Ledyard Stebbins, Jr., Plant Evolution, and the Evolutionary Synthesis.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2006 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 28 (1):9 - 47.
    This paper explores the complex relationship between the plant evolutionist G. Ledyard Stebbins and the animal evolutionist Theodosius Dobzhansky. The manner in which the plant evolution was brought into line, synthesized, or rendered consistent with the understanding of animal evolution (and especially insect evolution) is explored, especially as it culminated with the publication of Stebbins's 1950 book Variation and Evolution in Plants. The paper explores the multi-directional traffic of influence between Stebbins and Dobzhansky, but also their social and professional networks (...)
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    Commentary: The Variation and Evolution of Plants: Historical Perspectives.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 50:77-79.
  6. Living with Your Biographical Subject: Special Problems of Distance, Privacy and Trust in the Biography of G. Ledyard Stebbins Jr.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1999 - Journal of the History of Biology 32 (3):421 - 438.
    This paper explores the special problems encountered by the biographer of a living scientific subject. In particular, it explores the complex of problems that emerges from the intense interpersonal dynamic involving issues of distance, privacy and trust. It also explores methodological problems having to do with oral history interviews and other supporting documentation. It draws on the personal experience of the author and the biographical subject of G. Ledyard Stebbins Jr., the botanist, geneticist and evolutionist. It also offers prescriptives and (...)
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    “It Ain’T Over ‘Til It’s Over”: Rethinking the Darwinian Revolution. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (1):33 - 49.
    This paper attempts a critical examination of scholarly understanding of the historical event referred to as "the Darwinian Revolution." In particular, it concentrates on some of the major scholarly works that have appeared since the publication in 1979 of Michael Ruse's "The Darwinian Revolution: Nature Red in Tooth and Claw." The paper closes by arguing that fruitful critical perspectives on what counts as this event can be gained by locating it in a range of historiographic and disciplinary contexts that include (...)
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    Essay Review:“What Made Ernst Unique?”.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (3):609-614.
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    Disciplining and Popularizing: Evolution and its Publics From the Modern Synthesis to the Present.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 45 (1):111-113.
    This paper serves as an introduction to a special collection of papers exploring the centrifugal and centripetal forces in the process of disciplining and popularizing the science of evolution in the period preceding and after the modern synthesis of evolution.
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    Serious Matters: On Woodger, Positivism, and the Evolutionarysynthesis. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2000 - Biology and Philosophy 15 (4):553-558.
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    Review: What Made Ernst Unique? [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (3):609 - 614.
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    Contextualizing Science: From Science Studies to Cultural Studies.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1994 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:402 - 412.
    This paper consists of two parts: the first is a brief historical summary of relevant discussions to date involving members of the panel; the second part is a discussion of the new contextualism within science studies, the consequent move towards the cultural study of scientific knowledge, and what this means for intellectual/cultural historians of science in terms of specific procedures. Thus, my role on this panel-as I understand it-- will be to play the sociologically and philosophically minded historian to the (...)
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    Marjorie, Matriarchy, and “Wretched Reflection”: A Personal Remembrance of Marjorie Grene.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2009 - Biological Theory 4 (2):191-195.
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    “It Ain’T Over ‘Til It’s Over”: Rethinking the Darwinian Revolution.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (1):33-49.
    This paper attempts a critical examination of scholarly understanding of the historical event referred to as "the Darwinian Revolution." In particular, it concentrates on some of the major scholarly works that have appeared since the publication in 1979 of Michael Ruse's "The Darwinian Revolution: Nature Red in Tooth and Claw." The paper closes by arguing that fruitful critical perspectives on what counts as this event can be gained by locating it in a range of historiographic and disciplinary contexts that include (...)
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    Essay Review: The Tormenting Desire for Unity. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1999 - Journal of the History of Biology 32 (2):385-394.
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    Review: The Tormenting Desire for Unity. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1999 - Journal of the History of Biology 32 (2):385 - 394.
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    The J. H. B. Bookshelf.Paula Findlen, Ronald Rainger, Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, Richard W. Burkhardt Jr & Diane Paul - 1995 - Journal of the History of Biology 28 (2):369-379.
  18. Science With Practice. Charles E. Bessey and the Maturing of American Botany.Richard Overfield & Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1995 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 17 (1):173.
     
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Marsha L. Richmond, Paul Lawrence Farber, Hannah Landecker, Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, Eileen Crist, Chris Young & Sara F. Tjossem - 1998 - Journal of the History of Biology 31 (3):447-461.
  20. Book Reviews-Unifying Biology: The Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Biology.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis & Keith R. Benson - 1999 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 21 (2):230-232.
     
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  21. Darwin's Botany in the Origin of Species.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2009 - In Michael Ruse & Robert J. Richards (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the "Origin of Species". Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Eloge: Hamilton Cravens.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2018 - Isis 109 (3):608-611.
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    Essay Review: The Politics of Writing Biology. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1991 - Journal of the History of Biology 24 (3):521-527.
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    Evolution without History?Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2021 - Biosemiotics 14 (1):131-134.
    This essay is a response to Denis Noble’s argument that the evolutionary synthesis was based on illusory science and that it itself is a kind of illusion. The response includes an historical examination of the relationship between evolutionary biology and molecular biology, along with the importance of history in evolutionary biology, which is an historical science. It raises concerns about adherence to one standard evolutionary theory, and urges the reader to consider a more contextualist and historicist approach, one that adopts (...)
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    James Moore. Good Breeding: Science and Society in a Darwinian Age. 2 Volumes. 250 + 193 Pp. Ballmoor, U.K.: Open University, 2001. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2003 - Isis 94 (1):168-169.
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    Michael Bulmer. Francis Galton: Pioneer of Heredity and Biometry. Xvii + 357 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Baltimore/London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2007 - Isis 98 (2):398-399.
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    M. J. S. Hodge: Before and After Darwin. Origins, Species, Cosmogonies, and Ontologies and Darwin Studies. A Theorist and His Theories in Their Contexts. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2013 - Science & Education 22 (9):2327-2331.
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    Plants Illustrated: Gill Saunders: Picturing Plants: An Analytical History of Botanical Illustration, 2nd Edition. KWS Publishers, Distributed by University of Chicago Press, 2009, 160 Pp, 160 Color Plates, US $50 HB.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2011 - Metascience 20 (1):121-122.
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    Retha Edens-Meier; Peter Bernhardt . Darwin’s Orchids: Then and Now. Xi + 419 Pp., Illus., Figs., Tables, Bibl., Index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. $55. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2016 - Isis 107 (3):648-650.
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    Review: The Politics of Writing Biology. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1991 - Journal of the History of Biology 24 (3):521 - 527.
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    Someday a Big Plague Will Come: Laurie Garrett’s The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2020 - Isis 111 (4):814-817.
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    The Ant and the Peocock: Altruism and Sexual Selection From Darwin to Today. Helena Cronin.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1994 - Isis 85 (2):349-351.
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    The Darwin Adventure ContinuesJohn C. Greene. Debating Darwin: Adventures of a Scholar. Iv + 288 Pp., Index. Claremont, Calif.: Regina Books, 1999. $34.95. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2002 - Isis 93 (3):462-464.
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    The Evolution of Theodosius Dobzhansky: Essays on His Life and Thought in Russia and America. Mark B. Adams.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1995 - Isis 86 (3):522-523.
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, John R. Jungck, Giulio Barsanti, Pamela M. Henson, Mark V. Barrow Jr, Christoph H. Lüthy & Charlotte M. Porter - 1993 - Journal of the History of Biology 26 (3):571-587.
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    Vico for Historians.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1998 - New Vico Studies 16:77-78.
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    Vico for Historians. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 1998 - New Vico Studies 16:77-78.
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    William B. Provine.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2017 - Isis 108 (4):855-860.
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    Wendy Dathan. The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901–1977. Xxii + 726 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2012. $44.95. [REVIEW]Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2014 - Isis 105 (1):246-247.
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    The J. H. B. Bookshelf.Sara F. Tjossem, Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, Paul Lawrence Farber, Joel B. Hagen, David Magnus & Jean-Paul Gaudilli´re - 1996 - Journal of the History of Biology 29 (1):145-154.
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    Ernst Mayr (1904-2005), Darwin of the 20th Century, Defender of the Faith.Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis - 2007 - Biological Theory 2 (4):409-412.
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