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Reconstructing biology : genetics and ecology in the new world order

Author: John H Vandermeer
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Reconstructing Biology, noted biologist and educator John Vandermeer explores the ways in which the science of biology has been and continues to be misinterpreted and misappropriated on behalf of some of the most pernicious doctrines and policies of the past 200 years." "From the politics of genetics to the biology of IQ, Reconstructing Biology is must reading for anyone concerned about the role of science in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vandermeer, John H.
Reconstructing biology.
New York : Wiley, ©1996
(OCoLC)631028615
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Vandermeer
ISBN: 0471109177 9780471109174
OCLC Number: 32273086
Description: xvii, 478 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction --
2. Biological Essentialism Versus Social Construction: The Legacy of the Nineteenth Century --
3. Natural Aristocracies: Genetics and Evolution --
4. Human Origins --
5. The Origin of Human Races and Racism --
6. The Elusive Transformation: Genes Dictating Development in an Environment --
7. Gender and Gender Roles --
8. Carbon Cycles and Energy Flows --
9. Resource Transformation in Homo sapiens --
10. Energy and the Evolution of the Hydrocarbon Society --
11. Component Interactions (Population Ecology) --
12. Ecosystems in Space and Time --
13. Agriculture, The Most Basic Resource Transformation --
14. Neo-Malthusianism, Agriculture, and Natural Resources --
15. The Nature of Nature --
16. Conclusions?
Responsibility: John Vandermeer.
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Aimed at readers who seek the scientific background behind contemporary issues related to the use and misuse of biology in society, this volume covers racism, genetics and evolution, gender and  Read more...

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