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In Search of Mechanisms: Discoveries Across Life Sciences
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date October 7, 2013
Pages 228
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226039794
ISBN-10 022603979X
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
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Original list price $25.00
Other format details university press
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Neuroscientists investigate the mechanisms of spatial memory. Molecular biologists study the mechanisms of protein synthesis and the myriad mechanisms of gene regulation. Ecologists study nutrient cycling mechanisms and their devastating imbalances in estuaries such as the Chesapeake Bay. In fact, much of biology and its history involves biologists constructing, evaluating, and revising their understanding of mechanisms.
           
With In Search of Mechanisms, Carl F. Craver and Lindley Darden offer both a descriptive and an instructional account of how biologists discover mechanisms. Drawing on examples from across the life sciences and through the centuries, Craver and Darden compile an impressive toolbox of strategies that biologists have used and will use again to reveal the mechanisms that produce, underlie, or maintain the phenomena characteristic of living things. They discuss the questions that figure in the search for mechanisms, characterizing the experimental, observational, and conceptual considerations used to answer them, all the while providing examples from the history of biology to highlight the kinds of evidence and reasoning strategies employed to assess mechanisms. At a deeper level, Craver and Darden pose a systematic view of what biology is, of how biology makes progress, of how biological discoveries are and might be made, and of why knowledge of biological mechanisms is important for the future of the human species.


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Hardcover
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With Carl F. Craver | from Univ of Chicago Pr (October 3, 2013)
9780226039657 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $75.00
About: Neuroscientists investigate the mechanisms of spatial memory.
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9780312032142 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $45.00
This edition also contains Privatization and the Penal System: The American Experience and the Debate in Britain
With Paul Dukes, Carl F. Craver | from Palgrave Macmillan (July 1, 1989); titled "The Last Great Game: USA Versus USSR : Events, Conjunctures, Structures"
9780312032289 | details & prices | List price $24.95
This edition also contains The Last Great Game: USA Versus USSR : Events, Conjunctures, Structures
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Paperback
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With Carl F. Craver | from Univ of Chicago Pr (October 7, 2013)
9780226039794 | details & prices | 228 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Neuroscientists investigate the mechanisms of spatial memory.

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