Discovery. Science as a Window to the World

  • ID: 2176381
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 248 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The goal ofDiscovery: 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.

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1. On Discovery.

2. The Origins Of Life – When Chemistry Became Biology.

3. Going Out On A Limb For The Tree Of Life.

4. In Pursuit Of Prions.

5. The Tale Of Telomeres.

6. Stem Cells – The Science Of Self Renewal.

7. The Roots Of Cloning.

8. Homocysteine And Heart Health.

9. On Technology – From Unrealistic Expectations To Unwarranted Fears

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"Lewis gives the reader a fascinating insight into the discovery of various science topics.

... I highly recommend this book as a supplement to anyone who teaches biology to college freshmen. It would also be a good source book for a biology seminar class."Rita Mary King, The American Biology Teacher, March 2002
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