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The Logic of Life: a History of Heredity (Princeton Science Library)

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Publisher Comments:

"The most remarkable history of biology that has ever been written."--Michel Foucault

"A great story. . . . A compact encyclopedia of biology, it manages to convey, for all the weight of its content, a sense of continual excitement and wonderment."--Lewis Thomas, author of The Lives of a Cell

Synopsis:

"The most remarkable history of biology that has ever been written."--Michel Foucault

"A great story. . . . A compact encyclopedia of biology, it manages to convey, for all the weight of its content, a sense of continual excitement and wonderment."--Lewis Thomas, author of The Lives of a Cell

Synopsis:

In The Logic of Life François Jacob looks at the way our understanding of biology has changed since the sixteenth century. He describes four fundamental turning points in the perception of the structure of living things: the discoveries of the functions of organs, cells, chromosomes and genes, and DNA.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Programme1
1The Visible Structure19
Generation20
Deciphering Nature28
Mechanism32
Species44
Preformation52
Heredity67
2Organization74
Memory and Heredity75
The Hidden Architecture82
Life88
The Chemistry of Life92
The Plan of Organization100
The Cell111
3Time130
Cataclysms131
Transformations142
Fossils152
Evolution160
4The Gene178
Experimentation180
Statistical Analysis192
The Birth of Genetics201
The Dance of the Chromosomes209
Enzymes226
5The Molecule247
Macromolecules249
Micro-organisms260
The Message267
Regulation279
Copy and Error286
Conclusion: The Integron299
Notes325
Index339

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691000428
Translator:
Spillman, Betty E.
Author:
Spillman, Betty E.
Author:
Jacob, Francois
Author:
Spillmann, Betty E.
Author:
Jacob, Franois
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
History
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Biology -- Philosophy -- History.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Genetics -- History.
Subject:
Biology-Genetics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Science Library
Series Volume:
84-12
Publication Date:
April 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 16 oz

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Product details 368 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691000428 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "The most remarkable history of biology that has ever been written."--Michel Foucault

"A great story. . . . A compact encyclopedia of biology, it manages to convey, for all the weight of its content, a sense of continual excitement and wonderment."--Lewis Thomas, author of The Lives of a Cell

"Synopsis" by , In The Logic of Life François Jacob looks at the way our understanding of biology has changed since the sixteenth century. He describes four fundamental turning points in the perception of the structure of living things: the discoveries of the functions of organs, cells, chromosomes and genes, and DNA.
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