The Science of Life: From Cells to Survival

The Science of Life: From Cells to Survival

by S. Anthony Barnett, S. Anthony Barnett
     
 

A beautifully written, erudite, and humane book, The Science of life explores the science of biology and life in all its glorious forms, from the smallest microbes to the human species. It shows how biological discoveries save lives, improve health, and grow food, and probes controversial issues on ecology, evolution, and how living organisms interact with each other…  See more details below

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A beautifully written, erudite, and humane book, The Science of life explores the science of biology and life in all its glorious forms, from the smallest microbes to the human species. It shows how biological discoveries save lives, improve health, and grow food, and probes controversial issues on ecology, evolution, and how living organisms interact with each other and the environment. It discusses many important contemporary questions of biological science: "Should physicians trot the body as a machine?" "Does biology support a viewpoint that presents human beings as incurably brutish because of their evolution?" "Are humans just a kind of ape?" Following the development of our understanding of life, it introduces the scientists whose imaginations have expanded our knowledge of the biological world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781864486100
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.91(d)

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