Science as a Way of Knowing: The Foundations of Modern Biology

Front Cover
Harvard University Press, 1999 - Science - 530 pages
2 Reviews

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.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - neurodrew - LibraryThing

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

Science as a way of knowing: the foundations of modern biology

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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

References to this book

Fungal Morphogenesis
David Moore
Limited preview - 2003
All Book Search results »

About the author (1999)

John A. Moore was the author of numerous textbooks in genetics and development and Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of California, Riverside.

Bibliographic information