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Author Morange, Michel, author.

Uniform Title Histoire de la biologie. English
Title A history of biology / Michel Morange ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan & Joseph Muise.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2021]


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Description xxiii, 418 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Originally published in French as Une histoire de la biologie by Éditions du Seuil, 2016.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-401) and indexes.
Contents Ancient Greece and Rome -- The Middle Ages and Arab-Muslim science -- The Renaissance (sixteenth century) -- The age of Classicism (seventeenth century) -- The Enlightenment (eighteenth century) -- The nineteenth century (part I): embryology, cell biology, microbiology, and physiology -- The nineteenth century (part II): the theory of evolution, the theory of heredity, and ecology -- The twentieth century (part I): the diversity of functional biology and the birth of molecular biology -- The twentieth century (part II): the theory of evolution, ecology, ethology -- Twentieth - twenty-first centuries: after the syntheses.
Summary "This book presents a complete, global history of the biological sciences from ancient times to today-introducing a long-term perspective to the history of biological thought, while showing its fractures and upheavals through the ages. The history of biology often neglects certain areas, such as ecology, ethology (the study of non-human animal behavior), and plant biology-areas which are covered in this work. The broad, global perspective offered here will allow the reader to better appreciate the nature of the interdisciplinary exchanges that have shaped the biological sciences, perhaps more than any other discipline. Much attention is also given to the contribution of technology, the role of experimentation, and, more generally, the social and technological environment within which scientific transformations develop"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Biology -- History.
Life sciences -- History.
Biology. (OCoLC)fst00832383
Life sciences. (OCoLC)fst00998323
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Fagan, Teresa Lavender, translator.
Muise, Joseph, translator.
Translation of: Morange, Michel. Histoire de la biologie.
ISBN 9780691175409 hardcover
0691175403 hardcover
9780691188782 electronic book

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