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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
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"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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    schema:reviewBody ""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 Sciences, Second Edition incorporates the most current scientific concepts and historical scholarship ... places the modern experience within the framework of historical issues ... presents the history of biology as an important part of intellectual and social history ... supplies a nontechnical, jargon-free presentation, making it comprehensible to historians and scientists alike ... furnishes lists of suggested readings that encourage deeper study of particular subjects ... gives useful, accessible references to recent literature in science, medicine, and history, permitting more in-depth explorations of specific topics ... contains striking illustrations that clarify and highlight essential concepts ... and much more."--Jacket." ;
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