ADU-NL | ISBN 978-1-880323-86-1 | Softcover |
308 pages

The Nature of Life: Readings in Biology

ADU-NL | ISBN 978-1-880323-86-1 | Softcover |
308 pages

The Nature of Life: Readings in Biology

How did life begin? How is it changing? How do we understand our place in the world in relation to other living beings? The Nature of Life encourages inquiry-based discussion of scientific writings that attempt to answer universal questions about the nature of life. The anthology includes 19 selections written by major scientists, as well as questions designed to spark lively Shared Inquiry™ discussion. This anthology is ideal for students and adult readers interested in developing a deeper understanding of the life sciences.

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Contents

  • Parts of AnimalsAristotle
  • The Way Things AreLucretius
  • Novum Organum*Francis Bacon
  • Conclusion to On the Origin of SpeciesCharles Darwin
  • Struggle for ExistenceCharles Darwin
  • The Descent of Man*Charles Darwin
  • Natural SelectionCharles Darwin
  • Experiments in Plant Hybridization*Gregor Mendel
  • An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine*Claude Bernard
  • The SnoutLoren Eiseley
  • Silent Spring*Rachel Carson
  • Ecce Homo!Konrad Lorenz
  • RatsKonrad Lorenz
  • The Double Helix*James D. Watson
  • The Selfish Gene*Richard Dawkins
  • Why Big Fierce Animals Are RarePaul Colinvaux
  • Just in the MiddleStephen Jay Gould
  • The Diversity of Life*Edward O. Wilson
  • Life from ScumLynn Margulis