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The Role of Theory in Advancing 21st Century Biology: Catalyzing Transformative Research
 

The Role of Theory in Advancing 21st Century Biology: Catalyzing Transformative Research (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Committee on Defining and Advancing the Conceptual Basis of Biological Sciences in the 21st Century
By on Life Sciences, Board
By Division on Earth and Life Studies
By Research Council, National

Although its importance is not always recognized, theory is an integral part of all biological research. Biologists' theoretical and conceptual frameworks inform every step of their research, affecting what experiments they do, what techniques and technologies they develop and us...e, and how they interpret their data. By examining how theory can help biologists answer questions like 'What are the engineering principles of life?' or 'How do cells really work? The report shows how theory synthesizes biological knowledge from the molecular level to the level of whole ecosystems. The book concludes that theory is already an inextricable thread running throughout the practice of biology; but that explicitly giving theory equal status with other components of biological research could help catalyze transformative research that will lead to creative, dynamic, and innovative advances in our understanding of life.
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ISBN 9780309112499
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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ISBN-13 9780309112499
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Committee on Defining and Advancing the Conceptual Basis of Biological Sciences in the 21st Century
By on Life Sciences, Board
By Division on Earth and Life Studies
By Research Council, National
Category Biology & Life Sciences
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 570.1
Weight 358g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Biology - Research, Research
NBS Text Life Sciences: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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