A SHORT HISTORY OF BIOLOGY by Isaac Asimov

A SHORT HISTORY OF BIOLOGY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One can hardly believe that the history of biology can be encompassed in brief chapters, and indeed this is a once over lightly performance...but by an expert. Thus, everything is in place and though everything and everyone cannot be included, the major trends, principles, discoveries and discoverers are spotlighted and quickly elucidated. The following chapters covered ancient biology; medieval biology; the birth of modern biology; classifying life; evolution; beginning of genetics; the fall of vitalism; the war against disease; the nervous system; blood; metabolism; molecular biology, protein; molecular biology, nucleic acid. A good, authoritative, easy-to-read tool for junior and senior high school collections and for anyone wanting a quick introductory survey.
Pub Date: March 13th, 1964
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1964




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