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Blueprints : solving the mystery of evolution

Author: Maitland A Edey; Donald C Johanson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This account of the evolution of the idea of evolution is told as a scientific detective story. The authors unravel all that has been learnt since Darwin about evolution and relate many of the  Read more...

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Edey, Maitland A. (Maitland Armstrong), 1910-1992.
Blueprints.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990, ©1989
(OCoLC)891677783
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maitland A Edey; Donald C Johanson
ISBN: 0192861174 9780192861177
OCLC Number: 21763543
Description: x, 416 pages
Contents: Six who helped lay the groundwork; The Voyage of the Beagle. First suspicions about change. Years of lonely labour; A shock from the Spice Islands. The shocker: Alfred Russel Wallace; The Origin is published. The reaction; Gregor Mendel. The problem of blending explained: traits endure; Hugo de Vries. The source of variation found: mutations occur. Mendel is vindicated; The role of the chromosome; Friedrich Miescher: What are chromosomes made of? Answer: DNA is the transforming agent; James Watson and Francis Crick: How is DNA put together?; Question for Crick: What does the code say? How is it read? Is RNA involved?; The dual nature of DNA; The triplet code and the ribosome. Crick enunciates the central dogma; Stanley L. Miller and Manfred Eigen: a look from the bottom up; Carl R. Woese: A look from the top down; What old bones have to say about human evolution. What molecules have to say; Is there danger in being too smart?
Responsibility: Maitland A. Edey, Donald C. Johanson.

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