Twentieth-Century Classic Books and Benchmark Publications in Biology

@inproceedings{Barrett2002TwentiethCenturyCB,
  title={Twentieth-Century Classic Books and Benchmark Publications in Biology},
  author={Gary W. Barrett and Karen E Mabry},
  year={2002}
}
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… 
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