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Science: Biology: History

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The Alfred Russel Wallace Page
Contains information about the English naturalist, including commentaries, full-text of some of his writings, and bibliographies.

Biochemistry History
Short biographies of Biochemists Marshall Nirenberg, who cracked the genetic code, and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, discoverer of vitamins

Bioexplorer: History of Biology
A collection of links covering history of biology.

Biographies of Biologists
Alphabetical list of biologists' and paleontologists' biographies maintained by the University of California Museum of Paleontology.

Biotech Chronicles
Variety of resources for teaching the history of biotechnology, including timelines, biographies, and stories.

A Brief History of Marine Biology and Oceanography
Historical overview of marine sciences from the bronze age to the 20th century, with images and a timeline.

Evolution: Selected Papers and Commentary
Full-text versions of key papers in evolutionary biology from the nineteenth century onwards, with particular emphasis on the work of William Bateson and Darwin's close research associate, George Romanes.

Evolution of Evolution
Essay on the interaction of human history, including women's history, and the development of evolution theory.

Fabre, Jean-Henri Casimir ( 1823 - 1915 )
The life and work of this entomologist. E-Texts and Gallery.

Galton, Francis: Pioneer of Heredity
A critical account of the nineteenth century scientist's work on genetics, evolution and biological statistics. Book written by Michael Bulmer, in PDF format.

Hans Spemann Bio And Photo
Contains information about Hans Spemann 1935 Nobel Laureate in Medicine

Historica Botanica
Miscellany, reference information and research concerning the history of botany.

History of Biomedicine
Extensive historical perspective of the medical and biomedical fields, including useful biomedical research links. From the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.

The History of Evolution
Not just the historical aspects of evolution, but also the evolution of all species.

History of Evolutionary Theory
Evolutionary topics and scientists in their historical context - from Museum of Paleontology, UC-Berkeley.

The Huxley File
The works of Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895): physiologist, anatomist, anthropologist, agnostic, educator, and Darwin's bulldog.

International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)
The Society sponsors an annual meeting, a listserv, and semiannual newsletters, and offers educational resources and a beginner's guide for research in the history of biology.

Jan Swammerdam
Describes the life and work of this 17th century Dutch microscopist.

Jean Linden
The 19th century Belgian who explored and horticulturist who specialized in orchids.

Joseph Dalton Hooker
A leading nineteenth century botanist, and close friend of Charles Darwin.

Journal of the History of Biology
Devoted to the history of the biological sciences, with additional interest and concern in philosophical and social issues confronting biology. Table of contents, author instructions, and subscription information.

An informal and incomplete guide to the history of evolutionary biology from about 1800 to about 1950. Its main emphases are on the late 19th century and on paleontology.

Life Sciences in the Twentieth Century
History of Science Society newsletter article, by Garland Allen, 1997.

Robert Hooke
Site devoted to the life and work of Robert Hooke, one of the leading scientists of 17th century England, and first Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society.

The World of Richard Dawkins
Biographical and research resource about the evolutionary biologist, including a schedule of events, list of publications, and other resources in evolution.


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