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The Biology Book: From the Origin of Life to Epigenetics, 250 Milestones in the History of Biology

Michael C. Gerald Gloria E. Gerald



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01 March 2015
Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences
From the emergence of life, to Leewenhoek's microscopic world, to GMO crops, The Biology Book presents 250 landmarks in the most widely studied scientific field. Brief, engaging, and colorfully illustrated synopses introduce readers to every major subdiscipline, including cell theory, genetics, evolution, physiology, thermodynamics, molecular biology, and ecology. With information on such varied topics as paleontology, DNA fingerprinting, and bioenergetics, this lively collection will engage everyone.
By:   Michael C. Gerald, Gloria E. Gerald
Imprint:   Sterling
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 185mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   1.438kg
ISBN:   9781454910688
ISBN 10:   1454910682
Series:   Sterling Milestones
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   01 March 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael C. Gerald, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut and has served as Dean of the school. He was previously a consultant to the World Health Organization in Geneva. Formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the Patient Access Network Foundation, he has written more than 100 publications and five books, including The Drug Book (9781402782640), The Poisonous Pen of Agatha Christie (University of Texas Press), and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Prescription Drugs (Alpha).

Reviews for The Biology Book: From the Origin of Life to Epigenetics, 250 Milestones in the History of Biology

This beautifully illustrated book covers four billion years of biology history, from the origins of life to the discovery of Denisovan DNA and is arranged chronologically in 250 chapters. For each entry, Gerald (pharmacy, Univ. of Connecticut; The Drug Book) has written several paragraphs describing the historical event, discovery, or individual, including a brief discussion of how the past relates to our current world. Topics represent the entire range of biological knowledge, from genetics to brain science to mummification. Chapters are cross-referenced to related chapters and each is accompanied by a full-page illustration. . . . The concise summaries, written for the layperson, make this work appealing for readers with little to no background in science. VERDICT Well suited to reference collections in secondary schools; also an optimal pick for general readers with an interest in biology or the history of science. --Library Journal

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