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Science as a Way of Knowing

by John A. Moore
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. 544 pages.

From the publisher: "For the past twenty-five years John Moore has taught biology instructors how to teach biology — by emphasizing the questions people have asked about life through the ages and the ways natural philosophers and scientists have sought the answers. This book makes Moore's uncommon wisdom available to students in a lively and richly illustrated account of the history and workings of life. Employing a breadth of rhetoric strategies — including vividly written case histories, hypotheses and deductions, and chronological narrative — Science as a Way of Knowing provides not only a cultural history of biology but also a splendid introduction to the procedures and values of science."