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A history of the life sciences

Author: Lois N Magner
Publisher: New York : M. Dekker, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
"This fully revised, reorganized, and up-to-date Second Edition of an incomparable work offers a concise, broadly based survey of the panoramic sweep of the life sciences - from the speculations and observations of the ancient Greeks to the latest advances in molecular biology." "Providing clear, easy-to-understand discussions of the major themes and significant individuals in the field, A History of the Life  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lois N Magner
ISBN: 0824708245 9780824708245
OCLC Number: 50410202
Description: ix, 502 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The origins of the life sciences --
Ch. 2. The Greek legacy --
Ch. 3. The Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution --
Ch. 4. The foundations of modern science: preformation and epigenesis --
Ch. 5. Problems in generation: organisms, embryos, and cells --
Ch. 6. Physiology --
Ch. 7. Microbiology, virology, and immunology --
Ch. 8. Evolution --
Ch. 9. Genetics --
Ch. 10. Molecular biology.
Responsibility: Lois N. Magner.
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Presents a survey of the major themes and theories embedded in the history of life science. This book covers the development and significance of scientific methodologies, the relationship between  Read more...


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