Recent Advances and Issues in Biology

Recent Advances and Issues in Biology

by Leslie Mertz
     
 
Biologist and veteran science writer Leslie A. Mertz covers the past five years of advances in biology in this cutting-edge reference. Topics covered include biodiversity, ecosystem management and sustainable development, evolution, molecular biology, and genetics.

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Biologist and veteran science writer Leslie A. Mertz covers the past five years of advances in biology in this cutting-edge reference. Topics covered include biodiversity, ecosystem management and sustainable development, evolution, molecular biology, and genetics.

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Emphasizing documents from the last three years, this reference portrays the field both as an area of knowledge and as a profession. It discusses current issues like biodiversity, global warming, and genetic engineering, focusing on recent controversies and new research. And, it offers a sketch of the profession, including brief biographies of important contemporary biologists. Mertz is a field biologist and author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573562348
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/31/2000
Series:
Oryx Frontiers of Science Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

LESLIE A. MERTZ has been writing about biology, medicine, and other sciences for nearly two decades. Upon earning a doctorate in biological sciences, she began a career as a biology instructor and freelance science writer. A field biologist who has conducted research in Michigan, Bermuda, and the Canary Islands, she is also continuing her studies of the natural world.

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