A History of the Life Sciences, Revised and Expanded

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CRC Press, Aug 13, 2002 - Science - 520 pages
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A clear and concise survey of the major themes and theories embedded in the history of life science, this book covers the development and significance of scientific methodologies, the relationship between science and society, and the diverse ideologies and current paradigms affecting the evolution and progression of biological studies. The author discusses cell theory, embryology, physiology, microbiology, evolution, genetics, and molecular biology; the Human Genome Project; and genomics and proteomics. Covering the philosophies of ancient civilizations to modern advances in genomics and molecular biology, the book is a unique and comprehensive resource.
  

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Contents

1 The origins of the life sciences
1
2 The Greek legacy
35
3 The renaissance and the scientific revolution
66
institutions and instruments
101
preformation and epigenesis
132
6 Physiology
177
7 Microbiology virology and immunology
209
8 Evolution
257
9 Genetics
317
10 Molecular biology
358
Index
415
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LOIS N. MAGNER is Professor Emerita at Purdue University. She is the author of Doctors, Nurses, and Medical Practitioners: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook (Greenwood Press, 1998), A History of Medicine. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (2005), and A History of the Life Sciences. Third Edition, Revised and Expanded (2002).

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