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ISBN-13: 9781560989455
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 10/17/2001
Pages: 159
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

W. John Kress is curator of botany at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. His books include Heliconia: An Identification Guide (Smithsonian, 1991). Gary W. Barrett is Odum Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia's Institute of Ecology and author or editor of several books, including Landscape Ecology of Small Mammals (1999).

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"When thinking about the future of biology, let us think of the vast benefits which biology has brought to humankind in the past. Indeed, biology is likely to continue to bring us in the future equally unexpected benefits." --Ernst Mayr, from the foreword

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword: Biology in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 2 Preface: A New Century of Biology Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Contributors Chapter 5 1. Introduction: The New Revolution in Biology Chapter 6 2. Bacteria in the Origins of Species: Demise of the Neo-Darwinian Paradigm Chapter 7 3. Bodies and Body Plans, and How They Came to Be Chapter 8 4. Ecosystems: Energetics and Biogeochemistry Chapter 9 5. Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution Chapter 10 6. Conserving Biodiversity into the New Century Chapter 11 7. The New Age of Biological Exploration Chapter 12 8. Lumpy Integration of Tropical Wild Biodiversity with Its Society Chapter 13 9. Biology and the Human Sciences: Pathways of Consilience

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