Science as a Way of Knowing: The Foundations of Modern Biology
Harvard University Press, 1999 - Science - 530 pages
For the past twenty-five years John Moore has taught biology instructors how to teach biology--by emphasizing the questions people have asked about life through the ages and the ways natural philosophers and scientists have sought the answers. This book makes Moore's uncommon wisdom available to students in a lively and richly illustrated account of the history and workings of life. Employing a breadth of rhetoric strategies--including vividly written case histories, hypotheses and deductions, and chronological narrative--Science as a Way of Knowing provides not only a cultural history of biology but also a splendid introduction to the procedures and values of science.
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Subtitled "The Foundations of Modern Biology". This is a book of deep learning in the biological sciences, devoted to the history of biology. It is organized in four parts. Part One, Understanding ... Read full review
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From the Greeks onward, our written records show that humankind has tried to answer "simple'' questions--what is life, how does it reproduce, and why is there such diversity in plants and animals ... Read full review