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Genesis : the evolution of biology

Author: Jan Sapp
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is evolution? What is a gene? How did these concepts originate and how did they develop? This book is a short history ranging from Lamarck and Darwin to DNA and the Human Genome Project,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Sapp
ISBN: 0195156196 0195156188 9780195156195 9780195156188
OCLC Number: 123160187
Description: xix, 364 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Evolution and revolution --
The origin --
Darwin's champions --
Darwinism and sociopolitical thought --
Mutualism --
Dissent from Darwin --
The myth of the cell theory --
The body politic --
Evolving embryology --
The egg --
Mendel palimpsest --
Emerging genetics --
Darwinian renaissance --
Genes, germs, and enzymes --
Genetic heresy and the cold war --
Conceiving a master molecule --
Beyond the genome --
Molecular evolution and microbial phylogeny --
Symbiomics --
The evolution of relationships.
Responsibility: Jan Sapp.

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