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A new century of biology

Author: W John Kress; Gary W Barrett
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the American Institues of Biological Sciences, ©2001.
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In the twentieth century, scientists in the field of biology played an important role in exposing the threats of environmental degradation, habitat fragmentation, scarce energy resources, and human  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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New century of biology.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the American Institues of Biological Sciences, ©2001
(OCoLC)624473028
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W John Kress; Gary W Barrett
ISBN: 156098984X 9781560989844 1560989459 9781560989455
OCLC Number: 45791415
Description: xxii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword : Biology in the twenty-first century / Ernst Mayr --
Preface : A new century of biology / W. John Kress and Gary W. Barrett --
Introduction : The new revolution in biology / Gary W. Barrett and W. John Kress --
Bacteria in the origins of species : demise of the neo-Darwinian paradigm / Lynn Margulis --
Bodies and body plans, and how they came to be / Marvalee H. Wake --
Ecosystems : energetics and biogeochemistry / Gene E. Likens --
Behavior, ecology, and evolution / Gordon H. Orians --
Conserving biodiversity into the new century / Ghillean T. Prance --
The new age of biological exploration / Thomas E. Lovejoy --
Lumpy integration of tropical wild biodiversity with its society / Daniel H. Janzen --
Biology and the human sciences : pathways of consilience / Edward O. Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by W. John Kress and Gary W. Barrett ; foreword by Ernst Mayr.

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