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A New Century of Biology

Edited By: W John Kress and Gary W Barrett

159 pages, B/w photos, b/w illus, figs, tabs

Smithsonian Institution Press

Paperback | Oct 2001 | #123312 | ISBN: 1560989459
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #123308 | ISBN: 156098984X
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In the twentieth century, scientists in the relatively new field of biology played an important role in exposing the threats of environmental degradation, loss of species diversity, habitat fragmentation, scarce energy resources, and human population growth. In the essays found in this volume, some of the world's most notable biologists consider how their discipline must evolve to address these problems in the twenty-first century. Contributors include: Gary W. Barrett, Daniel H. Janzen, W. John Kress, Gene Likens, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Lynn Margulis, Ernst Mayr, Gordon H. Orians, Ghillean T. Pearce, Marvalee Wake, and Edward O. Wilson.

When thinking about the future of biology, let us think of the vast benefits which biology has brought to humankind in the past. Indeed, biology is likely to continue to bring us in the future equally unexpected benefits. - Ernst Mayr, from the foreword

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