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A History of the Life Sciences, Revised and Expanded Hardcover – August 13, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0824708245 ISBN-10: 0824708245 Edition: 3rd

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  • Hardcover: 520 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 3 edition (August 13, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0824708245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824708245
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,427,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Given its clear and lucid discussion of potentially confusing concepts and tangled history, this will be a valuable addition to general science collections serving undergraduate and graduate programs in biology and allied life sciences.
- E-Streams, Vol. 6, No. 7, July 2003

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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By semperlaeta on June 12, 2002
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I skimmed this book for background information, and was impressed that Magner's did not interpret and judge ancient history on a modern science basis, but rather presented and evaluated each scientist as he dealt with the information he had, answering the questions presented to him by the culture in which he lived. Magner also did very well explaining scientific ideas to me -- a somewhat scientifically educated, but non-science major.
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Highly readable, entertaining, and thorough. Be aware that there are errors in the Kindle edition that presumably occurred during OCR. For example "By 1920, Descartes had discovered a method of reasoning that he believed would be applicable to all the sciences." The year should read 1620. Thus, the reader (ironically) might have to double check the dates using Wikipedia.
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