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

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Harvard University Press, 1999 - 530 páginas

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 ... Leer comentario completo

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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 ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

Introduction
1
UNDERSTANDING NATURE
9
Aristotle and the Greek View of Nature
30
Those Rational Greeks?
43
The JudeoChristian Worldview
59
The Revival of Science
77
Figured Stones and Plastick Virtue
102
THE GROWTH
129
Mendel and the Birth of Genetics
285
19001910
302
The Genetics of the Fruit Fly
328
The Structure and Function of Genes
360
THE ENIGMA OF DEVELOPMENT
385
The Century of Discovery
403
Descriptive Embryology
419
The Dawn of Analytical Embryology
442

Testing Darwins Hypotheses
148
In the Light of Evolution
171
Life over Time
192
CLASSICAL GENETICS
231
The Cell Theory
252
The Hypothesis of Chromosomal Continuity
265
Interactions during Development
470
Conclusion
501
Further Reading
507
Illustration Credits
523
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John A. Moore was the author of numerous textbooks in genetics and development and Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of California, Riverside.

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