The Science of Life: From Cells to Survival

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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...
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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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781864486100
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgement
1 The Earthbound Phenomenon 3
2 Evolution: History or Blasphemy? 12
3 Cells, Sex and DNA 31
4 The Authentic Gene 58
5 The Smallest Organisms: Matters of Life and Death 87
6 The Stability of the Body 99
7 Brains and Mind 124
8 Ecology: Species Living Together 147
9 Social Lives 174
10 The New Darwinism 195
11 Human Nature 219
12 Humanity in Nature 237
App. I A Classification of Organisms With Miscellaneous Annotations 253
App. II A Stratification of Organisms: The Record of the Rocks 265
App. III Glossary 268
Further Reading 283
Index 287
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