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Remarkable biologists

Author: I M James
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Following on from the success of his two previous books, Remarkable Mathematicians and Remarkable Physicists, Ioan James now profiles 38 remarkable biologists from the last 400 years. The emphasis is on their varied life-stories, not on the details of their achievements, but when read in sequence their biographies, which are organised chronologically, convey in human terms something of the way in which biology has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I M James
ISBN: 9780521875899 0521875897 9780521699181 0521699185
OCLC Number: 291453909
Description: xii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 From Ray to Leeuwenhoek 1 --
2 From de Reaumur to Hunter 15 --
3 From Banks to Humboldt 31 --
4 From Geoffroy to Hooker 53 --
5 From Gould to Darwin 70 --
6 From Gray to Galton 94 --
7 From Mendel to Potter 108 --
8 From Fisher to Hirohito of Japan 136 --
9 From McClintock to Hamilton 155.
Responsibility: Ioan James.

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Profiles 38 eminent biologists from the last 400 years, focusing on their varied life-stories rather than their achievements.  Read more...

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