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Image for Genesis : The Evolution of Biology
0195156196 / 9780195156195
Paperback / softback
Stock expected by 13/12/2019
United States
154 x 233 mm, 576 grams 384 pages
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This book presents a history of the past two centuries of biology, suitable for use in courses, but of interest more broadly to evolutionary biologists, geneticists, and biomedical scientists, and general readers interested in the history of science. The book covers the early evolutionary biologists-Lamarck, Cuvier, Darwin, Wallace, etc., through Mayr and the neodarwinian synthesis, in much the same way as other histories of evolution have done, bringing in also thesocial implications, the struggles with our religious understanding, and the interweaving of genetics into evolutionary theory. What is novel about Sapp's account is a real integration of the cytological tradition, from Schwann, Boveri, and the other early cell biologists and embryologists, and thecoverage of symbiosis, microbial evolutionary phylogenies, and the new understanding of complete microbial genomes. The book as a whole will serve as a good introduction to the rise of modern biology over the past two centuries.


3JF c 1700 to c 1800, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, 3JJ 20th century, 3JM 21st century, HBT History: specific events & topics, PDX History of science, PSAJ Evolution

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