LIFE CYCLES ~ Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist
Book review and technical detail LIFE CYCLES ~ Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist John Tyler Bonner
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|Title||LIFE CYCLES ~ Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist|
|author||John Tyler Bonner|
|Category||Science & Technology|
|Publisher||Princeton University Press|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
Charming, fascinating, and insightful, this abbreviate aggregate combines a account of a activity in science with an attainable beverage of what we apperceive about the apparatus of active things. Bonner (The Change of Complexity by Means of Natural Selection, 1988--not reviewed, etc.) is the assistant we all ambition we had. There's a vaguely 19th-century air about him--in his adulation for his work, his affable faculty of humor, his adherence to teaching, and his account of the agents who guided his studies. ``I accept adherent my activity to fungus molds,'' he begins, and afterwards introducing us to the activity aeon of the odd little bacilli he's specialized in, he makes us a allowance of the badly almighty assignment he's gleaned from their study: that an animal isn't aloof its developed anatomy but its absolute activity cycle, and that it's the activity aeon aloft which change acts. With this compassionate in mind, and with activity cycles as his framework (interspersed with agreeable anecdotes from his career), Bonner leads us through a array of biological phenomena, micro and macro, that add up to a absolute overview of accepted biological thought, including the change of animal reproduction; the mechanics of DNA and RNA; the change of size; and the development--instinctual as able-bodied as cultural--of self- acquaintance and of advice amid breed as able-bodied as aural them. The best Bio 101 you're acceptable to find. (Twenty-four band illustrations)
Within a single captivating narrative, John Bonner combines an intensely personal memoir of scientific progress and an overview of what we now know about living things. Bonner, a major participant in the development of biology as an experimental science, draws on his life-long study of slime molds for an understanding of the life cycle-the foundation of all biology. In an age of increasing specialization and fragmentation among subfields of biology, this is a unique work of reflection and integration. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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