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

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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 inf ...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Sterling
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Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
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THE BIOLOGY BOOK. (2015). Michael C. Gerald. ***.
Here is a massive history of the progress of biology from the beginnings of life to the latest fields of study. There are a little over 250 events chronicled in a one-page format, accompanied by a facing page containing an illustration keyed to the event. Most of the articles are keyed to the level of science knowledge possessed by the average reader. As with any general book on science, I have to check out the qualifications of the author. I fou
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Kristi Thielen
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A perfect book for those who have an interest in biology, but are many years past the time when they took the subject in school.

Each milestone is the subject of a single entry - only one page long - written in a scholarly but very readable style and illustrated with a bold, colorful photo or drawing, on its opposite page.

The wide variety of entries ensures that your attention never flags. It also serves to remind you that biology is a remarkable field which deserves to get the kind of media at
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Magda Kadlubowska
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
It might be OK for a high school student, but I found that most of the entries were too simplistic. The chronological layout felt random :-/
John Burmeister
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great review of biological concepts learned in school.
William Schram
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book contains 250 milestones in Biology, including some that we have to estimate, like the origin of life. It also contains some dark history in biology, mainly in eugenics, but doesn't go into depth. The book is printed in a straight-forward manner, with the text on the left side of the book and an image related to the text on the right side of the book.

The page will begin with the general title of the milestone and its approximate date, along with the names and active years of the founder
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Genti Mingla
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book it made me feel like I was reading some Wikipedia articles packed together so "tightly". I couldn't read more than half of it.
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