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Lang Matl
Author Endersby, Jim.

Title A guinea pig's history of biology / Jim Endersby.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  QH431    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  QH431    Available
Edition 1st Harvard Press pbk. ed.
Description xii, 499 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface and acknowledgements -- 1. Equus quagga and Lord Morton's mare -- 2. Passiflora gracilis : inside Darwin's greenhouse -- 3. Homo sapiens : Francis Galton's fairground attraction -- 4. Hieracium auricula : what Mendel did next -- as showing
Summary Explains how plants and animals with fast breeding cycles, such as guinea pigs and fruit flies, have been used by biologists throughout history to study evolution and genetics, exploring how they have helped prove and disprove specific theories
Subject Heredity -- History.
Genetics -- History.
Biology -- History.
ISBN 9780674032279