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The gene : a historical perspective

Author: Ted Everson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Series: Greenwood guides to great ideas in science
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the development of scientific concepts since ancient times. This series helps students understand not only what scientists know, but how they came to know it. It supports the recommendations  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Everson
OCLC Number: 263655293
Description: XVIII, 188 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Ancient and medieval inheritance --
Renaissance and enlightenment views of inheritance --
Heredity in the 19th century --
Gregor Mendel and the concept of the gene --
The gene and unifying biology --
Molecular biology and the gene --
The switch to DNA --
Manipulating DNA --
The human genome project --
Genetics today --
The gene and ethical issues.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to great ideas in science
Responsibility: by Ted Everson.

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"[T]horoughly researched, with an impressive timeline of major ideas about inheritance....[i]f your passion is the history of science I think you will find this book a useful and concise conjunction Read more...

 
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