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5. Medicine in the laboratory

5. Medicine in the laboratory  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0006
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9780199215430
‘Medicine in the laboratory’ explores how medicine became a more scientific field, moving away from its reliance upon the experience of doctors towards results obtained by experiment in the ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth

in Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jun 2017
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9780191842719
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804369.003.0001
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9780198804369
The ‘Introduction’ identifies the purpose of this book—to introduce the general reader to some of the most important basic findings, concepts, and procedures of evolutionary biology. ... More
6. Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology

6. Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology  

Samir Okasha

in Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191807640
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745587.003.0006
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9780198745587
‘Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology’ examines three philosophical questions that are specific to particular sciences. First, the debate between Gottfried Leibniz and ... More
8. The future of cell research

8. The future of cell research  

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling

in The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777745
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578757.003.0008
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9780199578757
‘The future of cell research’ examines new directions and how they might evolve. Some involve the understanding of how cellular behaviour can change so dramatically after subtle changes at ... More
Why causation?

Why causation?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779909
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0001
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9780199684434
‘Why causation?’ introduces the reader to one of the core topics in philosophy, but which is important to everyone whether a scientist, social scientist, or philosopher. The key theories of ... More
10. A glance into the future

10. A glance into the future  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853173
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0010
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9780198815600
The future of medical ethics, the ways in which it will develop and change, will be largely determined by the nature of the new situations that arise. ‘A glance into the future’ suggests ... More
8. The future

8. The future  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

in Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777752
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.003.0008
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9780199578764
‘The future’ considers the benefits and potential downfalls of research into the molecular biology of bacteria. Bacteria as a cause of disease and bacteria within the modern world are ... More
2. The biology of mammals

2. The biology of mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0002
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9780198766940
In order to understand mammals and their amazing variety, we must first learn about their shared biology. ‘The biology of mammals’ first considers how and why mammals stay warm and active. ... More
Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

Heredity: A Very Short Introduction  

John Waller

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191831706
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10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.001.0001
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9780198790457
The idea of heredity—that qualities of body and mind are somehow inherited from one’s parents—has profoundly shaped many aspects of the human experience: from our attempts to understand ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

William H. Brock

in The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785085
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716488.003.0008
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9780198716488
The Epilogue concludes with a brief look at some of the exciting, and more positive, aspects of chemistry since the 1960s: the use of computers to study perfect three-dimensional structural ... More
Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Samir Okasha

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191807640
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745587.001.0001
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book
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9780198745587
What is science? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction explores the main themes and theories of contemporary philosophy of ... More
Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction  

Lewis Wolpert

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778100
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.001.0001
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9780199601196
Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise account of what we now know about development, discussing the first vital steps of growth, the patterning ... More
The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

The Cell: A Very Short Introduction  

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777745
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578757.001.0001
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book
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9780199578757
The Cell: A Very Short Introduction describes the nature of cells — their basic structure, their varying forms, their division, their differentiation from initially highly ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Michael J. Benton

in The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226320.003.0001
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9780199226320
The ‘Introduction’ shows that the keys to understanding the history of life are fossils — the remains of plants, animals, or microbes that once existed. Sites of exceptional preservation ... More
3. The origin of skeletons

3. The origin of skeletons  

Michael J. Benton

in The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226320.003.0004
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9780199226320
‘The origin of skeletons’ explores what skeletons are, what the fossil and rock record shows, new molecular evidence, and the heated debates about whether the Cambrian Explosion is real or ... More
Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip V. Mladenov

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778407
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695058.001.0001
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9780199695058
Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction looks at marine life and marine processes. The marine environment is the largest, most important, and most mysterious habitat on our ... More
6. Deep-ocean biology

6. Deep-ocean biology  

Philip V. Mladenov

in Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778407
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695058.003.0007
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9780199695058
The largest ecosystem on the planet is the deep ocean. About 80 percent of the Global Ocean consists of seawater at depths greater than 1,000 metres. ‘Deep-ocean biology’ describes the ... More
4. Polar marine biology

4. Polar marine biology  

Philip V. Mladenov

in Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778407
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695058.003.0005
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9780199695058
The extreme environments of the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions have abundant marine biological systems. In many ways, these regions have developed dissimilar and different marine ... More
3. Evolving trust and cooperation

3. Evolving trust and cooperation  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778421
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0004
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9780199697342
Where does the concept of trust fit into evolutionary theory? The gene selection idea has a disadvantage: it appears unable to explain the altruistic behaviour of certain animals. ‘Evolving ... More
2. Genes as DNA

2. Genes as DNA  

Jonathan Slack

in Genes: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.003.0002
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9780199676507
After 1944, a remarkable set of discoveries established the overall shape of modern molecular biology and most famous of all was the discovery of the three dimensional structure of DNA: the ... More

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