Biology

What is life? Biologists tackle this question by studying living organisms, their development, anatomy, physiology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, and evolution.


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Summaries

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The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Thor Hanson

Basic Books, 2018

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A Theory of Ontogeny

Michael Tomasello

Belknap Press, 2019

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The Emergence and Evolution of Life

Stuart A. Kauffman

Oxford UP, 2019

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The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing

Kevin Davies

Pegasus Books, 2020

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Why We Need Insects

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

Simon & Schuster, 2019

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The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Randi Hutter Epstein M.D.

W.W. Norton, 2018

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Evolution and the Meanings of Life

Daniel C. Dennett

Simon & Schuster, 1996

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Viruses hold solutions to a lot of problems, so let’s fund and reward cataloguing, urge Jens H. Kuhn and colleagues.

Eugene V. Koonin et al.

Nature, 2019

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Is evolutionary science due for a major overhaul – or is talk of “revolution” misguided?

Kevin Laland

Aeon, 2018

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How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us

Lee Goldman

Little, Brown US, 2015

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