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Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

By: Jan Sapp

364 pages, no illustrations

Oxford University Press USA

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #138855 | ISBN: 0195156196
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #137756 | ISBN: 0195156188
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Presents a history of the past two centuries of biology, and covers the early evolutionary biologists such as Lamarck, Cuvier, Darwin, Wallace etc, through Mayr and the neo-Darwinian synthesis. 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 the coverage of symbiosis, microbial evolutionary phylogenies, and the new understanding of the diversification of life coming from comparative analyses of complete microbial genomes.

This volume is a highly readable, broad, and deep introduction to the history of the theories of evolution ... Sapp provides incisive details of all the major advances and controversies, be it in evolution, cell or molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, ontogeny, or symbiosis. Plant Systematics and Evolution No doubt that biology and history of science students and teachers, as well as a well-read general audience, will enjoy reading this captivating book. Plant Systematics and Evolution


Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I; 1. Evolution and Revolution; 2. The Origin; 3. Darwin's Champions; 4. Darwinism and Socio-political Thought; 5. Mutualism; 6. Dissent from Darwin; Part II; 7. The Myth of Cell Theory; 8. The Body Politic; 9. Evolving Embryology; 10. The Egg; Part III; 11. Mendel Redux; 12. Emerging Genetics; 13. Darwinian Renaissance; 14. Genes, Germs, and Enzymes; 15. Genetic Heresy; Part IV; 16. Conceiving a Master Molecule; 17. Beyond the Genome; 18. Molecular Evolution and Microbial Phylogeny; 19. Symbiomics; 20. The Evolution of Relationships; Epilogue; Notes

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