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Major Works: Biology

You are currently browsing 1–7 of 7 new and published major works in the subject of Biology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

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  1. Science Advances

    By J.B.S. Haldane

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    This book offers an overview of a huge range of scientific achievements in the 20th century, specifically in the field of applied science. The majority of the essays originally appeared in papers and journals such as the Daily Worker, New Statesman and Nation, Science and Society and Nature....

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Strategy of the Genes

    By C.H. Waddington

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    First published in 1957, this essential classic work bridged the gap between analytical and theoretical biology, thus setting the insights of the former in a context which more sensitively reflects the ambiguities surrounding many of its core concepts and objectives. Specifically, these five...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Evolution and Human Behaviour

    An Introduction to Darwinian Anthropology

    By Alex Alland

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1967. This reprints the second edition of 1973, revised and expanded. Evolution and Human Behaviour considers man’s biological and cultural development within the framework of Darwinian evolution. Rejecting analogue models of biological evolution common in the social...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Darwin and the Naked Lady

    Discursive Essays on Biology and Art

    By Alex Comfort

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1961. The essays in this volume focus on the awareness of science and art, evolution and Freudian psychology. Besides the chapter on Darwin and Freud, the author discusses criticism, the fantasy element in drama and popular literature, the history of the novel, the...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  5. The Social Impact of Modern Biology

    By Fuller Watson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1971. Discoveries in modern biology can radically change human life as we know it. As our understanding of living processes, such as inheritance, grows, so do the possibilities of applying these results for good and evil, such as the treatment of disease, the control of...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Glimpsing Reality

    Ideas in Physics and the Link to Biology

    By Paul & F David Buckley & Peat

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1979. This reprints the revised and expanded edition of 1996. In this volume, physicists, biologists and chemists, who have been involved in some of the most exciting discoveries in modern scientific thought explore issues which have shaped modern physics and which hint at...

    Published August 14th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Continuous Creation

    A Biological Concept of the Nature of Matter

    By Wilfred Branfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1950, this book challenged the basis of our beliefs about the relation of life to matter. Already aware that chalk, limestone and coal seams are the residues of ancient life, the author suggests that this knowledge may also be applied to the rest of matter. In that...

    Published August 14th 2008 by Routledge

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