Table of contents for The rise of experimental biology : an illustrated history / Peter L. Lutz ; forword by Bob Boutilier.


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1. Introduction: Science Is Improbable
2. The Beginnings
Myth and Magic
Mesopotamia
Egypt
3. Early Greek Science
The Milesians
The Post-Milesians
The Soul
Summary
4. The Age of Plato and Aristotle
Plato and Theory
Aristotle and Observation
5. The Alexandrian Period:
The Age of the Experiment and the Textbook
6. The Roman Period
Celsus
Pliny
Galen
7. The Middle Ages
8. Islamic Science
9. Scholasticism and Science
10. Renaissance I: The Birth of Science



11. Renaissance II: The Birth of Experimental Biology
12. The New Physiology
Iatrochemistry
Iatrophysics
13. New Technology, New Physiology
The New World of the Very Small: The Microscope
Vital Air: The Development of Pumps and Early Theories of Respiration.
The Thermometer and Body Heat
14. Reaction and Opposition
15. The Enlightenment and Rational Biology
Rational Biology
The Emergence of Physiology
16. Transition to the Nineteenth Century:
Popular Science, Eccentric Science, and Romantic Physiology
Hunter and Spallanzani: The Last GreatAll-Rounders,
The Science Museum: Collecting and Displaying.
Romantic Physiology
17. Consolidation of Experimental Biology
Respiration
Metabolic Chemistry
Internal Secretions
Renal Physiology
Digestion
Benefits
New Fields
18. Evolution and Physiology
19. Physiology Abused
Gullibility
Reckless Intervention
Evolutionary Genetics and Social Repression



20. Today
What is Science?
Biology Today








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Biology, Experimental History