A Guinea Pig's History of Biology / Edition 1

A Guinea Pig's History of Biology / Edition 1

by Jim Endersby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674027132

ISBN-13: 9780674027138

Pub. Date: 11/15/2007

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award

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Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674027138
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.33(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements ix

1 Equus quagga and Lord Morton's mare 1

2 Passiflora gracilis: Inside Darwin's greenhouse 29

3 Homo sapiens: Francis Galton's fairground attraction 61

4 Hieracium auricula: What Mendel did next 95

5 Oenothera lamarckiana: Hugo de Vries led up the primrose path 128

6 Drosophila melanogaster: Bananas, bottles and Bolsheviks 170

7 Cavia porcellus: Mathematical guinea pigs 209

8 Bacteriophage: The virus that revealed DNA 251

9 Zea mays: Incorrigible corn 292

10 Arabidopsis thaliana: A fruit fly for the botanists 334

11 Danio rerio: Seeing through zebrafish 373

12 OncoMouse®: Engineering organisms 411

Bibliography, sources and notes 433

Index 483

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