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A short history of biology

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Published for the American Museum of Natural History [by] the Natural History Press, 1964.
Series: American Museum of Science books, B6
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The science of biology has grown from the time of ancient Greeks to the present time, which has seen an explosive growth in the field, particularly in the field of molecular biology. Professor Asimov outlines the growth of biological ideas.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
Short history of biology.
Garden City, N.Y. : Published for the American Museum of Natural History [by] the Natural History Press, 1964
(OCoLC)604122761
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
OCLC Number: 253878
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 182 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Ancient biology --
2. Medieval biology --
3. The birth of modern biology --
4. Classifying life --
5. Compounds and cells --
6. Evolution --
7. The beginnings of genetics --
8. The fall of vitalism --
9. The war against disease --
10. The nervous system --
11. Blood --
12. Metabolism --
13. Molecular biology : protein --
14. Molecular biology : nucleic acid.
Series Title: American Museum of Science books, B6
Responsibility: by Isaac Asimov.

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The science of biology has grown from the time of ancient Greeks to the present time, which has seen an explosive growth in the field, particularly in the field of molecular biology. Professor Asimov outlines the growth of biological ideas.

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