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A History of the Life Sciences, Revised and Expanded

3rd Edition

By Lois N. Magner

CRC Press

514 pages

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Hardback: 9780824708245
pub: 2002-08-13
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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.


"Given its clear and lucid discussion of potentially confusing concepts and tangled history, this will be a valuable addition to general science collections serving undergraduate and graduate programs in biology and allied life sciences."

- E-Streams, Vol. 6, No. 7, July 2003

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Table of Contents

The Origins of the Life Sciences

The Greek Legacy

The Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution

The Foundations of Modern Science: Institutions and Instruments

Problems in Generation: Organisms, Embryos, and Cells


Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology



Molecular Biology


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General