Genesis: The Evolution of Biology / Edition 1

Genesis: The Evolution of Biology / Edition 1

by Jan Sapp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195156196

ISBN-13: 9780195156195

Pub. Date: 09/11/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Genesis: The Evolution of Biology presents a history of the past two centuries of biology, suitable for use in courses, but of interest more broadly to evolutionary biologists, geneticists, and biomedical scientists, as well as general readers interested in the history of science. The book covers the early evolutionary biologists-Lamarck, Cuvier, Darwin and

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Genesis: The Evolution of Biology presents a history of the past two centuries of biology, suitable for use in courses, but of interest more broadly to evolutionary biologists, geneticists, and biomedical scientists, as well as general readers interested in the history of science. The book covers the early evolutionary biologists-Lamarck, Cuvier, Darwin and Wallace through Mayr and the neodarwinian synthesis, in much the same way as other histories of evolution have done, bringing in also the social implications, the struggles with our religious understanding, and the interweaving of genetics into evolutionary theory. What is novel about Sapp's account is a real integration of the cytological tradition, from Schwann, Boveri, and the other early cell biologists and embryologists, and the coverage of symbiosis, microbial evolutionary phylogenies, and the new understanding of the diversification of life coming from comparative analyses of complete microbial genomes.

The book is a history of theories about evolution, genes and organisms from Lamarck and Darwin to the present day. This is the first book on the general history of evolutionary biology to include the history of research and theories about symbiosis in evolution, and first to include research on microbial evolution which were excluded from the classical neo-Darwinian synthesis. Bacterial evolution, and symbiosis in evolution are also excluded from virtually every book on the history of biology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195156195
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/11/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Part I
1. Evolution and Revolution
2. The Origin
3. Darwin's Champions
4. Darwinism and Socio-political Thought
5. Mutualism
6. Dissent from Darwin
Part II
7. The Myth of Cell Theory
8. The Body Politic
9. Evolving Embryology
10. The Egg
Part III
11. Mendel Redux
12. Emerging Genetics
13. Darwinian Renaissance
14. Genes, Germs, and Enzymes
15. Genetic Heresy
Part IV
16. Conceiving a Master Molecule
17. Beyond the Genome
18. Molecular Evolution and Microbial Phylogeny
19. Symbiomics
20. The Evolution of Relationships
Epilogue
Notes

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