A short history of biology / by Isaac Asimov.


Garden City, N.Y. : Published for the American Museum of Natural History [by] the Natural History Press, 1964.

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Subjects Biology -- History.
Biology.
Description ix, 182 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1964.
Notes Includes index.
Also issued online.
Summary The science of biology has grown from the time of ancient Greeks to the present time, which has seen an explosive growth in the field, particularly in the field of molecular biology. Professor Asimov outlines the growth of biological ideas.
Contents 1. Ancient biology -- 2. Medieval biology -- 3. The birth of modern biology -- 4. Classifying life -- 5. Compounds and cells -- 6. Evolution -- 7. The beginnings of genetics -- 8. The fall of vitalism -- 9. The war against disease -- 10. The nervous system -- 11. Blood -- 12. Metabolism -- 13. Molecular biology : protein -- 14. Molecular biology : nucleic acid.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)253878
(OCoLC)ocm00253878
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
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