Genesis

Genesis : The Evolution of Biology

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  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1423745922
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"This work is an inspired and well-informed history of the logic of biology, giving us penetrating detail of all the major advances and controversies. Be it evolution, cell or molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, ontogeny, symbiosis or the limning of the organism, the meaty stuff of argument is offered in historical context. Taking account of social, political and ideological movements, and the role of singular personalities, we are also offered a logic of the history. " --Joshua Lederberg, Professor emeritus, Rockefeller University, Nobel laureate"Genesis is a masterwork and a milestone. Highly readable, broad and deep, it is by far the best introduction to the history of the theories of evolution ever written. Impeccable in its scholarship, Jan Sapp's book is fully original and provides information and viewpoints to be found nowhere else in the literature. There is nothing like it. " --Camille Limoges, author of La Selection Naturelle, and co-editor of Historical Studies in History of Biology "This work is an inspired and well-informed history of the logic of biology, giving us penetrating detail of all the major advances and controversies. Be it evolution, cell or molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, ontogeny, symbiosis or the limning of the organism, the meaty stuff of argument is offered in historical context. Taking account of social, political and ideological movements, and the role of singular personalities, we are also offered a logic of the history." --Joshua Lederberg, Professor emeritus, Rockefeller University, Nobel laureate "Genesis is a masterwork and a milestone. Highly readable, broad and deep, it is by far the best introduction to the history of the theories of evolution ever written. Impeccable in its scholarship, Jan Sapp's book is fully original and provides information and viewpoints to be found nowhere else in the literature. There is nothing like it." --Camille Limoges, author of La Selection Naturelle, and co-editor of Historical Studies in History of Biology "This work is an inspired and well-informed history of the logic of biology, giving us penetrating detail of all the major advances and controversies. Be it evolution, cell or molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, ontogeny, symbiosis or the limning of the organism, the meaty stuff of argument is offered in historical context. Taking account of social, political and ideological movements, and the role of singular personalities, we are also offered a logic of the history." --Joshua Lederberg, Professor emeritus, Rockefeller University, Nobel laureate "Genesis is a masterwork and a milestone. Highly readable, broad and deep, it is by far the best introduction to the history of the theories of evolution ever written. Impeccable in its scholarship, Jan Sapp's book is fully original and provides information and viewpoints to be found nowhere else in the literature. There is nothing like it." --Camille Limoges, author of La Selection Naturelle, and co-editor of Historical Studies in History of Biology "This work is an inspired and well-informed history of the logic of biology, giving us penetrating detail of all the major advances and controversies. Be it evolution, cell or molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, ontogeny, symbiosis or the limning of the organism, the meaty stuff of argumentis offered in historical context. Taking account of social, political and ideological movements, and the role of singular personalities, we are also offered a logic of the history." --Joshua Lederberg, Professor emeritus, Rockefeller University, Nobel laureate"Genesis is a masterwork and a milestone. Highly readable, broad and deep, it is by far the best introduction to the history of the theories of evolution ever written. Impeccable in its scholarship, Jan Sapp's book is fully original and provides information and viewpoints to be found nowhere elsein the literature. There is nothing like it." --Camille Limoges, author of La Selection Naturelle, and co-editor of Historical Studies in History of Biology
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