Biology : an illustrated history of life science / edited by Tom Jackson; contributors, Richard Beatty [and five others]
Book | 2017
Available at Gateway-Racine Campus New Books Display (QH 305 B5.6 2017)

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144 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour) ; 29 cm + 1 fold-out timeline.
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"Includes: foldout timeline with over 1,000 milestone facts"--Cover.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 140) and index.
Contents
Introduction
1. The Menagerie
2. Aristotle's Animals
3. Theophratus's Plants
4. Panspermia
5. Preformationism
6. A Natural History
7. A Life Force
8. Herbals
9. The Bestiary
10. Spontaneous Generation
11. Finding Homologues
12. Zoology
13. Water and Life
14. Blood Supply
15. Metabolism
16. Embryos
17. The Cell
18. Paleontology
19. Animalcules
20. Metamorphosis
21. Plant Tissue
22. Flower Anatomy
23. Classification
24. Mycology
25. Botanical Gardens
26. Selective Breeding
27. Respiration
28. Photosynthesis
29. Naturalists
30. Animal Electricity
31. Extinction
32. Biogeography
33. Lamarckism
34. Dinosaurs
35. Zoological Gardens
36. Vital Force
37. Uniformitarianism
38. Enzymes
39. Osmosis
40. Cell Theory
41. The Heart
42. Alternation of Generations
43. Darwinism
44. Mendel's Laws of Inheriatance
45. DNA
46. Conservation
47. The Biosphere
48. Germ Theory
49. Microbiology
50. Nitrogen Cycle
51. Chromosomes
52. Organelles
53. Orthogenesis
54. Viruses
55. Succession
56. Genetics
57. Cell Division
58. Neurons
59. Pavlov's Dogs
60. Germination
61. Model Organisms
62. Biomes
63. Cell Membrane
64. Food Webs
65. Lysenkoism
66. Eusociality
67. ATP
68. Homeostasis
69. Recombination
70. Vitamins
71. RNA
72. Ecosystems
73. Imprinting
74. Citric Acid Cycle
75. X-Ray Diffraction
76. Action Potential
77. Double Helix
78. Ecological Niche
79. Biophysics
80. Central Dogma
81. Animal Behavior
82. Cladistics
83. Symbiogenesis
84. Kin Selection
85. Punctuated Equilibrium
86. Genetic Engineering
87. Gaia Hypothesis
88. Molecular Clock
89. Mass Extinction
90. Polymerase Chain Reaction
91. Homeobox Genes
92. DNA Fingerprinting
93. Biodiversity
94. Domains
95. Cloning
96. Human Genome
97. Epigenetics
98. Cyborgs
99. Synthetic Biology
100. Astrobiology
Biology 101: The basics -- Imponderables -- The Great Biologists -- Bibliography and Other Resources
Summary
Here is the essential guide to biology, an authoritative reference book and timeline that examines how we have uncovered the secrets of life - the most complex process in the Universe. From the workings of molecules to the way entire oceans or continents of lifeforms interact, biology seeks to understand how it is that something can be alive, how it fends off death and how it leaves more life in its wake. We follow the journey through the history of life science to find out why the dolphin got its name (it is the 'womb fish'), how a seven-foot strand of DNA is able to build your body, and what gives a lobster its blue blood. The great names, such as Darwin and Linnaeus, are joined by lesser known discoverers, such as Karl von Frisch who discovered that bees dance, and Jan Baptist van Helmont who found a plant uses air and water to grow. Biology today is still very much a live science, finding a purpose in robot design and helping us to understand non-living complex systems like the Internet. Biology has changed the way we understand ourselves. What will it tell us next? - Contains 100 chronological articles that tell the story of biology from the dawn of history to the present day.
21.00 SCN (99-SCN-9)
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Jackson, Tom, 1972- editor.
Beatty, Richard, contributor.
Gray, Leon, contributor.
Green, Jen, contributor.
Harris, Tim, contributor.
Jackson, Tom, contributor.
Snedden, Robert, contributor.
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