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Genesis The Evolution of Biology

ISBN-10: 0195156196
ISBN-13: 9780195156195
Edition: 2003
Authors: Jan Sapp
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Description: Genesis: The Evolution of Biology presents a history of the past two centuries of biology, suitable for use in courses, but of interest more broadly to evolutionary biologists, geneticists, and biomedical scientists, as well as general readers  More...

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Book details

List price: $56.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Genesis: The Evolution of Biology presents a history of the past two centuries of biology, suitable for use in courses, but of interest more broadly to evolutionary biologists, geneticists, and biomedical scientists, as well as general readers interested in the history of science. The book covers the early evolutionary biologists-Lamarck, Cuvier, Darwin and Wallace through Mayr and the neodarwinian synthesis, in much the same way as other histories of evolution have done, bringing in also the social implications, the struggles with our religious understanding, and the interweaving of genetics into evolutionary theory. What is novel about Sapp's account is a real integration of the cytological tradition, from Schwann, Boveri, and the other early cell biologists and embryologists, and the coverage of symbiosis, microbial evolutionary phylogenies, and the new understanding of the diversification of life coming from comparative analyses of complete microbial genomes. The book is a history of theories about evolution, genes and organisms from Lamarck and Darwin to the present day. This is the first book on the general history of evolutionary biology to include the history of research and theories about symbiosis in evolution, and first to include research on microbial evolution which were excluded from the classical neo-Darwinian synthesis. Bacterial evolution, and symbiosis in evolution are also excluded from virtually every book on the history of biology.

Evolution and Morphology
Evolution and Revolution
Two Worldviews
Revolution to Evolution
Lamarckian Myths
Simple to Complex
Disconnecting the Unity of Life
The Cuvier-Geoffroy Debate
The Origin
When Making Other Plans
Darwin's Bible
The Beagle Voyage
Natural Selection and Natural Theology
Wallace's Manuscript
Concepts of The Origin
Darwin's Champions
Man's Place in Nature
Natural Theology and Agnosticism
Archetype and Idealism
Ontogeny and Phylogeny
Materialism for Mysticism
Darwinism and Sociopolitical Thought
Laissez-faire
Social Darwinism Exported
War and Racism
Darwinism on the Left
Was Darwin a Social Darwinist?
Social Theory in Evolution
The Division of Labor
Darwin and Malthus
Mutualism
Anarchism
Between Individuals
Between Species
Roots in Natural Theology
Dissent from Darwin
Is the Earth Old Enough?
Blending Inheritance
What Is a Species?
Speciation and Isolation
Is Everything Adapted?
Holes in the Record
Neo-Lamarckism
Orthogenesis
Saltationism
The Cell in Development and Heredity
The Myth of the Cell Theory
An Historical Paradox
Cells from Cells
More than Meets the Eye
Vitalism, Materialism, and Spontaneous Generation
The Body Politic
The Cell State
The Dawn of Protistology
A Cell Is Not a Cell
What's in a Word
Organisms within Organisms
Weismannism
Evolving Embryology
Technical Virtuosity
The Organism as a Whole
Epigenesis and Preformation
The Egg
The Body Plan in the Egg
Maternal Inheritance
Cellular Differentiation
Cytoplasmic Evolution
Genetics and the Classical Synthesis
Mendel Palimpsest
Mendel's Laws
Neglect and Rediscovery
Making a Discoverer
Why Multiple Meanings?
Geneticists versus Statisticians
Mendel Made Darwinian
Is the Scientific Paper Fiction?
Emerging Genetics
The Field of Heredity
Genotype and Phenotype
Disciplinary Design
Biology out of Balance
Are Genes Real?
Darwinian Renaissance
Merging Mendelism
The Importance of Sex
Population Genetics
Random Drift and Nonadaptive Change
The Species Problem
Microevolution as Macroevolution
Lessons of Synthesis
Genes, Germs, and Enzymes
The Garrod Tale
Physiology and Genetics
Early Gene-Enzyme Associations
The One-Gene: One-Enzyme Hypothesis
Domesticating Microbes
The Chosen Few
The Rockefeller Foundation
Genetic Heresy and the Cold War
Non-Darwinian Development
Plasmon to Plasmagenes
The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics
University Politics
Morgan's Smile
Molecular Biology and Organismic Complexity
Conceiving a Master Molecule
DNA or Protein?
Transformation and Transduction
Chromatography
X-Ray Crystallography
Digital DNA
Transcription and Translation
Turning Genes On and Off
Classical Doctrines of Molecular Biology
Beyond the Genome
Complexity and the Human Genome
A Genetic Plan?
Confronting Old Dogmas
Cell Architecture and Spatial Information
Field Heredity
Epinucleic Inheritance
Molecular Evolution and Microbial Phylogeny
Precambrian Explosion
Molecular Clocks
The Origin of the Code
A Code for Classification
A Trilogy of Life
Dissension and Disaffection
Lateral Gene Transfer
Symbiomics
Developmental Symbiosis
Symbiosis Silhouette
Why It Has Been Difficult to Imagine
Toward a Unified Theory
Symbiogenetic Renaissance
Macroevolutionary Change
The Evolution of Relationships
The Individual and the Group
Kin Selection
The Organism as a Beehive
The Lessons of Sociobiology
About Just-So Stories
Symbiotic Ties
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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