Twentieth-Century Classic Books and Benchmark Publications in Biology

  title={Twentieth-Century Classic Books and Benchmark Publications in Biology},
  author={Gary W. Barrett and Karen E Mabry},
There is a rich body of scientific books and articles that have contributed to the education and training of biologists during the past century. Academics and other contributors to science journals have attempted—with mixed success—to identify the works that have enhanced the understanding and enjoyment of students majoring in biology throughout their undergraduate academic training. Efforts to classify publications in terms of their value to biology students and the public at large have been… 
Teaching Ecology during the Environmental Age, 1965–1908
  • J. Hagen
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental History
  • 2008
The period 1965–1980 was a time of dramatic change in the academic discipline of ecology. Membership in the Ecological Society of America more than doubled. This growth was accompanied by spirited
A perspective on the key citations in freshwater benthic science, and the studies that influenced them*
  • V. Resh, N. Kobzina
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of the North American Benthological Society
  • 2003
Articles and books cited ≥12 times in the Journal of the North American Benthological Society (J-NABS) between 1995 and 2000 were searched in the Science Citation Index (SCI), to determine the
Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume II: Society, Institutions, and Development
Amartya Sen has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and the social sciences more broadly. He has engaged in policy dialogue and public debate,
‘Tragedy of the commons’ as conventional wisdom in sustainability education
Abstract More than 50 years ago biologist Garrett Hardin published his influential essay ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’. In his essay, Hardin argued that in situations where people share resources,
The 20th anniversary of Elinor Ostrom’s Governing the Commons
Elinor Ostrom’s Governing the Commons (Ostrom 1990) celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010. Since its appearance, the book has changed the agenda of commons research and practice. True to its
Kurt Vonnegut's “Homage to Santa Rosalia”: The “Patroness of Evolutionary Studies” and Galapagos
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The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography is a membershipdriven scientific society (501(c)(3)) that promotes the interests of limnology (the study of inland waters), oceanography and related
The Non-Tragedy of the Non-Linear Commons
It is argued that it is time to move beyond discussions about assortment and enforcement in the study of cooperation in biology and explain how cooperation for nonlinear public goods is maintained endogenously and does not require positive-assortment or enforcement mechanisms.
Traditions and Trends in the Study of the Commons
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Insights on linking forests, trees, and people from the air, on the ground, and in the laboratory
Results support a frontier of research on the most effective institutional and tenure arrangements for protecting forests and move the debate beyond the boundaries of protected areas into larger landscapes where government, community, and comanaged protected areas are embedded and help us understand when and why deforestation and regrowth occur in specific regions within these larger landscapes.


On the origin of the species by means of natural selection
One of the few revolutionary works of science that is engrossingly readable, "The Origin of Species" not only launched the science of modern biology but also has influenced virtually all subsequent literary, philosophical, and religious thinking.
Special Book Article: Books to remember A look at a few of the twentieth century's classic mainstream biology texts
The story turns biochemistry into adventure, pitting Watson and Crick as errant, youthful geniuses against a brilliant, seasoned adversary, Linus Pauling, who fails to understand the significance of what the two biologists are trying to do.
The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance
The history of biology describes the rise of science from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century and the changing intellectual milieu of biology.
The Diversity of Life
In this book a master scientist tells the story of how life on earth evolved. Edward O. Wilson eloquently describes how the species of the world became diverse and why that diversity is threatened
Homage to Santa Rosalia or Why Are There So Many Kinds of Animals?
The address of the president of a society, founded largely to further the study of evolution, at the close of the year that marks the centenary of Darwin and Wallace's initial presentation of the theory of natural selection.
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
In this groundbreaking new book, one of the world's greatest living scientists argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for what he calls consilience, the composition
Closing the Ecological Cycle: The Emergence of Integrative Science
A new century/millennium provides an opportune time to reflect on how the science of ecology evolved during the 19th and 20th centuries, and to predict how it is likely to change during the 21st
The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis
A conversation with Aldous Huxley not infrequently put one at the receiving end of an unforgettable monologue on a favorite topic: Man's unnatural treatment of nature and its sad results.
Biodiversity II: understanding and protecting our biological resources
Biodiversity is defined as all hereditarily based variation at all levels of organization from the genes within a single local population or species to the species composing all or part of a local
Systematics and the origin of Species: from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist
  • J. Huxley
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 1943
This chapter discusses taxonomy, the focus round which genetics, ecology, field natural history and other biological disciplines have concentrated to illuminate the study of evolution in action.