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A History of the Life Sciences

By: L N Magner

496 pages, Illus

Marcel Dekker Inc.

Hardback | Dec 1994 | Edition: 2 | #33631 | ISBN: 0824789423
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An incomparable work, which offers a concise, broadly based survey of the panoramic sweep of the life sciences, covering the development of thought from primitive man through the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, up to the present day and the latest advances in molecular biology and genetics.


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, cells; physiology; microbiology, virology, immunology; evolution; genetics; molecular biology.

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