Life Cycles: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist

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Princeton University Press, 1995 - 209 páginas
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Within a single captivating narrative, John Bonner combines an intensely personal memoir of scientific progress and an overview of what we now know about living things. Bonner, a major participant in the development of biology as an experimental science, draws on his life-long study of slime molds for an understanding of the life cycle-the foundation of all biology. In an age of increasing specialization and fragmentation among subfields of biology, this is a unique work of reflection and integration.Within a single captivating narrative, John Bonner combines an intensely personal memoir of scientific progress and an overview of what we now know about living things. Bonner, a major participant in the development of biology as an experimental science, draws on his life-long study of slime molds for an understanding of the life cycle-the foundation of all biology. In an age of increasing specialization and fragmentation among subfields of biology, this is a unique work of reflection and integration.

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Life cycles: reflections of an evolutionary biologist

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All living creatures, be they a minute bacteria, a giant sequoia, or a lion, have a life cycle. Bonner, professor emeritus of biology at Princeton University, reviews what the life cycle is, how genes ... Ler resenha completa

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