ISBN-10:
9048175356
ISBN-13:
9789048175352
Pub. Date:
11/19/2010
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
The Joy of Science: An Examination of How Scientists Ask and Answer Questions Using the Story of Evolution as a Paradigm / Edition 1

The Joy of Science: An Examination of How Scientists Ask and Answer Questions Using the Story of Evolution as a Paradigm / Edition 1

by Richard A. LockshinRichard A. Lockshin
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Overview

This book reveals that scientific logic is an extension of common, everyday logic and that it can and should be understood by everyone. Written by a practicing and successful scientist, it explores why questions arise in science and looks at how questions are tackled, what constitutes a valid answer, and why. The author does not bog the reader down in technical details or lists of facts to memorize. He uses accessible examples, illustrations, and descriptions to address complex issues. The book should prove enlightening to anyone who has been perplexed by the meaning, relevance, and moral or political implications of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048175352
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/19/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Origin of the Earth and of Species of Animals and Plants as Seen Before the Enlightenment.- Chapter 2: The Seashells on the Mountaintop.- Chapter 3: Aristotle’s and Linnaeus’ Classifications of Living Creatures.- Chapter 4: Natural Selection: the Second Half of Darwin’s Hypothesis.- Chapter 5: Darwin’s Hypothesis.- Chapter 6: The stuff of Inheritance: DNA, RNA, and Mutations.- Chapter 7: The Story of our Planet.- Chapter 8: Competition Among Species.- Chapter 9:The Importance of Disease.- Chapter 10: The Evolution of Humans

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