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Author Lewis, Ricki.

Title Discovery : windows on the life sciences / by Ricki Lewis
Published Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 235 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents On discovery -- Origin of life: when chemistry became biology -- Going out on a limb for the tree of life -- In pursuit of prions -- Tale of telomeres -- Stem cells: the science of self-renewal -- Roots of cloning -- Homocysteine and heart health -- On technology: gene therapy and genetically modified foods
Summary The goal of Discovery: Science as a Window to the World is to relay the excitement of sciene by exploring selected topics in biology and medicine in a way that reveals the process of discovery. Each chapter will focus on the curiosity and creativity that drives scientists to wonder, observe, question and experiment. One impetus for this project is the recognition of a growing demand among instructors for a book that departs from fact-stuffed textbooks and instead engages students in the discovery process at a personal level.:.; Emphasizes the process of discovery through interviews and key exp
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biochemistry.
Biology, Experimental.
Molecular biology.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Biomedical Technology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00034229
ISBN 1444313134 (electronic bk.)
9781444313130 (electronic bk.)