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Studies in history of biology

Author: William R Coleman; Camille Limoges
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976, ©1977-
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Studies in history of biology.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976, ©1977-
(OCoLC)746582325
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Coleman; Camille Limoges
ISBN: 0801818621 9780801818622 0801823625 9780801823626
OCLC Number: 2957828
Description: volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: V. 1. The gene as a catalyst ; The gene as an organism / Arnold W. Ravin. Experiment and explanation in the physiology of Bichat and Magendie / William Randall Albury. nature and nurture : the interplay of biology and politics in the work of Francis Galton / Ruth Schwartz Cowan. Conceptual history : a review of Françoise Jacob, La logique du vivant, The logic of life / Frederic L. Holmes --
v. 2. Medical components in Cabanis's science of man / Martin S. Staum. Perfect adaptation and teleological explanation : approaches to the problem of history of life in the mid-nineteenth century / Dov Ospovat. Louis Pasteur and molecular dissymmetry, 1844-1857 / Dorian B. Kottler. V.O. Kovalevskii : the genesis, content, and reception of his paleontological work / Daniel P. Todes. The role of mathematical population geneticists in the evolutionary synthesis of the 1930s and 1940s / William B. Provine. Reinterpretation or rehabilitation : an exercise in contemporary Marxist history of science (a review) / Donna J. Haraway --
v. 3. To Ernst Mayr on his seventy-fifth birthday. Closing the door on Lord Morton's mare : the rise and fall of telegony / Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr. Geographic isolation in Darwin's thinking : the vicissitudes of a crucial idea / Frank J. Sulloway. Bergmann's rule : animal heat as a biological phenomenon / William Coleman. Louis Agassiz and the species question / Mary Pickard Winsor. Agassiz's marginalia in Lyell's Principles, or the Perils of uniformity and the ambiguity of heroes / Stephen J. Gould. Sex and the single organism : biological theories of sexuality in mid-nineteenth century / Frederick B. Churchill. Naturalists and experimentalists : the genotype and the phenotype / Garland E. Allen. Francis B. Sumner and the evolutionary synthesis / William B. Provine. From "gene fund" to "gene pool" : on the evolution of evolutionary language / Mark B. Adams --
v. 4. Background to the reflex controversy : William Alison and the doctrine of sympathy before Hall / Ruth Leys. Theories to work by : rejected theories, reproduction, and Darwin's path to natural selection / David Kohn. Ecology and the professionalization of botany in America, 1890-1905 / Eugene Cittadino.
Responsibility: William Coleman, Camille Limoges, editors.

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