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Science as a Way of Knowing

The Foundations of Modern Biology

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674794825

Publication Date: 09/15/1999


544 pages

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

40 halftones, 60 line illustrations, 3 tables


For the past twenty-five years John Moore has taught biology instructors how to teach biology—by emphasizing the questions people have asked about life through the ages and the ways natural philosophers and scientists have sought the answers. This book makes Moore’s uncommon wisdom available to students in a lively and richly illustrated account of the history and workings of life. Employing a breadth of rhetoric strategies—including vividly written case histories, hypotheses and deductions, and chronological narrative—Science as a Way of Knowing provides not only a cultural history of biology but also a splendid introduction to the procedures and values of science.

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