The American Development of Biology

The American Development of Biology

Edited by Ronald Rainger, Keith R. Benson, and Jane Maienschein

448 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 illus.
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512805789 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
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An Anniversary Collection volume

"Intelligently organized and presented. . . . The essays bespeak the expansion in recent years of the study of the history of biology . . . beyond the pure history of ideas to include social, economic, and institutional context and its shaping influence on scientific research programs."—Daniel J. Kevles, Science

"Fills in the gap and sets the record straight concerning the diversity, the complexity, and the general richness of biological theory and practice in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."—Bulletin of the History of Medicine

"History of science at its modern best."—W. J. Bynum, Nature

Selected as one of the Best "Sci-Tech" Books of 1988 by Library Journal

The essays in this volume represent original work to celebrate the centenary of the American Society of Zoologists. They illustrate the impressive nature of historical scholarship that has subsequently focused on the development of biology in the United States.

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