Reconstructing Biology: Genetics and Ecology in the New World Order / Edition 1

Reconstructing Biology: Genetics and Ecology in the New World Order / Edition 1

by John Vandermeer
     
 

In Reconstructing Biology, noted biologist and educator John Vandermeer explores the ways in which the science of biology has been and continues to be misinterpreted and misappropriated on behalf of some of the most pernicious doctrines and policies of the past 200 years. From the politics of genetics to the biology of IQ, Reconstructing Biology is must reading for… See more details below

Overview

In Reconstructing Biology, noted biologist and educator John Vandermeer explores the ways in which the science of biology has been and continues to be misinterpreted and misappropriated on behalf of some of the most pernicious doctrines and policies of the past 200 years. From the politics of genetics to the biology of IQ, Reconstructing Biology is must reading for anyone concerned about the role of science in the most important social and political issues of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471109174
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Biological Essentialism Versus Social Construction: The Legacy of the Nineteenth Century.

Natural Aristocracies: Genetics and Evolution.

Human Origins.

The Origin of Human Races and Racism.

The Elusive Transformation: Genes Dictating Development in an Environment.

Gender and Gender Roles.

Carbon Cycles and Energy Flows.

Resource Transformation in Homo Sapiens.

Energy and the Evolution of the Hydrocarbon Society.

Component Interactions (Population Ecology).

Ecosystems in Space and Time.

Agriculture, The Most Basic Resource Transformation.

Neo-Malthusianism, Agriculture, and Natural Resources.

The Nature of Nature.

Conclusions?

Notes.

References.

Index.

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