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A Guinea Pig’s History of Biology

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674032279

Publication Date: 08/05/2009

Academic Trade

544 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

12 halftones

United States and its dependencies only

  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • 1. Equus quaggaand: Lord Morton’s Mare
  • 2. Passiflora gracilis: Inside Darwin’s Greenhouse
  • 3. Homo sapiens: Francis Galton’s Fairground Attraction
  • 4. Hieracium auricula: What Mendel Did Next
  • 5. Oenothera lamarckiana: Hugo de Vries Led up the Primrose Path
  • 6. Drosophila melanogaster: Bananas, Bottles and Bolsheviks
  • 7. Cavia porcellus: Mathematical Guinea Pigs
  • 8. Bacteriophage: The Virus That Revealed DNA
  • 9. Zea mays: Incorrigible Corn
  • 10. Arabidopsis thaliana: A Fruit Fly for the Botanists
  • 11. Danio rerio: Seeing through Zebrafish
  • 12. OncoMouse®: Engineering Organisms
  • Bibliography, Sources and Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2004 Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction, Royal Society of Literature
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