The Resource Thinking about biology, Stephen Webster

Thinking about biology, Stephen Webster

Label
Thinking about biology
Title
Thinking about biology
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Webster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Thinking About Biology is intended for biology students who are interested in reflecting on the wider contexts of their studies. The book encourages students to see that biology does not deliver certainties; it discusses how biological ideas become established facts; and it uses history to examine how ideas change and to show that the biological fact that form the basis of a biology course are also likely to change." "Each chapter is based on biological topics, and examines them for their philosophical, social and political implications. Topics covered include the role of natural selection in evolution, the history of ideas about fertilisation and inheritance, vivisection and reductionism. Genetically modified foods, xenotransplantation, eugenics and genetic testing are some of the controversial subjects discussed."
  • "Thinking About Biology should be essential reading for all college students already taking a course in the biological sciences, and for those contemplating such a course in the future."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
570
Index
index present
LC call number
QH307.2
LC item number
W44 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Thinking about biology, Stephen Webster
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 4)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Facts? -- Reductionism -- Evolution -- Biology and animals -- Controversies in biology -- Making sense of genes -- Biology and politics -- Research ethics
Control code
ocm57378260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511754975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36417786
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57378260
  • acaebk0511075936

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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