Book ID: CBB971130807

From Cells to Organisms: A History of Cell Theory (2019)


Lyons, Sherrie Lynne (Author)

University of Toronto Press

Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 304 pp.
Language: English

This book uses the history of cell theory to explore the emergence of biology as a distinct field in its own right—separate from anatomy, physiology, and natural history. It also explores nineteenth- and twentieth-century ideas about heredity and development and the progress that was made at the turn of the century when they began to be studied on their own—leading to new understandings of a variety of biological problems, from evolution to cancer.Investigating this story will help readers gain an appreciation of the historical development of scientific ideas. It beautifully illustrates that the process of science is not as straightforward as it is usually portrayed. One of the important lessons of this intriguing story is that "facts" do not necessarily speak for themselves, and observations always need to be interpreted.

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Authors & Contributors
Martins, Lilian A.-C. Pereira
Waizbort, Ricardo
Martins, Lilian Al-Chueyer Pereira
Brzezinski Prestes, María Elice de
Stefano, Waldir
Hall, Brian K.
Journal of the History of Biology
Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Comptes Rendus Biologies
Filosofia e História da Biologia
Hill & Wang
EDP sciences
Fundo Mackenzie de Pesquisa
University of California, Davis
Cellular biology
Weismann, August
Darwin, Charles Robert
Vries, Hugo Marie de
Gulick, John Thomas
Mendel, Gregor Johann
Loeb, Jacques
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
21st century
20th century, early
18th century
Naples (Italy)
Great Britain
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Biologie, Berlin
Stazione Zoologica di Napoli

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