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Gissis, Snait 1945-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 26 publications in 2 languages and 1,511 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH361, 576.827
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Most widely held works by Snait Gissis
Transformations of Lamarckism : from subtle fluids to molecular biology by Snait Gissis( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1809--the year of Charles Darwin's birth--Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published Philosophie zoologique, the first comprehensive and systematic theory of biological evolution. The Lamarckian approach emphasizes the generation of developmental variations; Darwinism stresses selection. Lamarck's ideas were eventually eclipsed by Darwinian concepts, especially after the emergence of the Modern Synthesis in the twentieth century. The different approaches--which can be seen as complementary rather than mutually exclusive--have important implications for the kinds of questions biologists ask and for the type of research they conduct. Lamarckism has been evolving--or, in Lamarckian terminology, transforming--since Philosophie zoologique's description of biological processes mediated by "subtle fluids." Essays in this book focus on new developments in biology that make Lamarck's ideas relevant not only to modern empirical and theoretical research but also to problems in the philosophy of biology. Contributors discuss the historical transformations of Lamarckism from the 1820s to the 1940s, and the different understandings of Lamarck and Lamarckism; the Modern Synthesis and its emphasis on Mendelian genetics; theoretical and experimental research on such "Lamarckian" topics as plasticity, soft (epigenetic) inheritance, and individuality; and the importance of a developmental approach to evolution in the philosophy of biology. The book shows the advantages of a "Lamarckian" perspective on evolution. Indeed, the development-oriented approach it presents is becoming central to current evolutionary studies--as can be seen in the burgeoning field of Evo-Devo. Transformations of Lamarckism makes a unique contribution to this research
Li-ḥeyot ito kol ḥayai : sipurim ḳetsarim by Snait Gissis( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in Hebrew and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in Russian contexts( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late nineteenth century Lamarckism and French sociology by Snait Gissis( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interactions between social and biological thinking : the case of Lamarck by Snait Gissis( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Li-ḥyôt ittô kōl ḥayyay sîppûrîm qeṣārîm by Snait Gissis( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modeling and simulation( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Judaism and the sciences( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Transformations of Lamarckism : from subtle fluids to molecular biology
Alternative Names
Gisis, Senaʼit 1945-

Gissis, Snait 1945-

Gissis, Snait B. 1945-

גיסיס, סנאית.

גיסיס, סנאית 1945-

Languages
English (20)

Hebrew (5)

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