The Resource Biology : an illustrated history of life science, edited by Tom Jackson ; contributors, Richard Beatty [and five others]

Biology : an illustrated history of life science, edited by Tom Jackson ; contributors, Richard Beatty [and five others]

Label
Biology : an illustrated history of life science
Title
Biology
Title remainder
an illustrated history of life science
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tom Jackson ; contributors, Richard Beatty [and five others]
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is the essential guide to biology, an authoritative reference book and timeline that examines how we have uncovered the secrets of life - the most complex process in the Universe. From the workings of molecules to the way entire oceans or continents of lifeforms interact, biology seeks to understand how it is that something can be alive, how it fends off death and how it leaves more life in its wake. We follow the journey through the history of life science to find out why the dolphin got its name (it is the 'womb fish'), how a seven-foot strand of DNA is able to build your body, and what gives a lobster its blue blood. The great names, such as Darwin and Linnaeus, are joined by lesser known discoverers, such as Karl von Frisch who discovered that bees dance, and Jan Baptist van Helmont who found a plant uses air and water to grow. Biology today is still very much a live science, finding a purpose in robot design and helping us to understand non-living complex systems like the Internet. Biology has changed the way we understand ourselves. What will it tell us next? - Contains 100 chronological articles that tell the story of biology from the dawn of history to the present day
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
570.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QH305
LC item number
.B56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1972-
  • 1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jackson, Tom
  • Beatty, Richard
  • Gray, Leon
  • Green, Jen
  • Harris, Tim
  • Jackson, Tom
  • Snedden, Robert
Series statement
Ponderables : 100 discoveries that changed history : who did what when
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biology
  • Biology
Target audience
adult
Label
Biology : an illustrated history of life science, edited by Tom Jackson ; contributors, Richard Beatty [and five others]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Includes: foldout timeline with over 1,000 milestone facts" -- Cover
Accompanying material
1 fold-out timeline.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm. +
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9781627950930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002284870
  • 842937
  • (OCoLC)on1002284870
  • 842937
Label
Biology : an illustrated history of life science, edited by Tom Jackson ; contributors, Richard Beatty [and five others]
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Includes: foldout timeline with over 1,000 milestone facts" -- Cover
Accompanying material
1 fold-out timeline.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm. +
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9781627950930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002284870
  • 842937
  • (OCoLC)on1002284870
  • 842937

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