A History of the Life Sciences, Revised and Expanded / Edition 3

A History of the Life Sciences, Revised and Expanded / Edition 3

by Lois N. Magner, Magner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0824708245

ISBN-13: 9780824708245

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A clear and concise survey of the major themes and theories embedded in the history of life science, this book covers the development and significance of scientific methodologies, the relationship between science and society, and the diverse ideologies and current paradigms affecting the evolution and progression of biological studies. The author discusses cell theory

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A clear and concise survey of the major themes and theories embedded in the history of life science, this book covers the development and significance of scientific methodologies, the relationship between science and society, and the diverse ideologies and current paradigms affecting the evolution and progression of biological studies. The author discusses cell theory, embryology, physiology, microbiology, evolution, genetics, and molecular biology; the Human Genome Project; and genomics and proteomics. Covering the philosophies of ancient civilizations to modern advances in genomics and molecular biology, the book is a unique and comprehensive resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824708245
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
520
Sales rank:
451,730
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

The Origins of the Life Sciences
The Greek Legacy
The Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution
The Foundations of Modern Science: Institutions and Instruments
Problems in Generation: Organisms, Embryos, and Cells
Physiology
Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology
Evolution
Genetics
Molecular Biology

Index

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