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A list of key readings about History of biology.
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  • Allen, Garland. Life Science in the Twentieth Century (1975)
  • Dictionary of Scientific Biography (2nd ed. 2007)
  • Gardner, Eldon J. History of Biology (3rd ed 1986)
  • Nordenskiold, Erik. The History of Biology A Survey (1928) 630pp
  • Magner, Lois N. A History of the Life Sciences (3rd ed. 2002)
  • Mayr, Ernst. The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance, 1982; advanced history by leading scientistonline edition
  • Maienschein, Jane. "History of Biology" Osiris, 2nd Series, Vol. 1, Historical Writing on American Science. (1985), pp. 147-162. in JSTOR historiography
  • Morange, Michel. A History of Molecular Biology (1994)
  • Sapp, Jan. Genesis: The Evolution of Biology, 2003 online edition
  • Serafini, Anthony. The Epic History of Biology, 2001, 408pp online edition
  • Singer, Charles. A History of Biology to about the Year 1900: A General Introduction to the Study of Living Things 1930
  • Suñer, August Pi, ed. Classics of Biology. Philosophical Library: 1955. 337pp online edition

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  • Woodruff, Lorande Loss. "History of Biology," The Scientific Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 3. (Mar., 1921), pp. 253-281. in JSTOR, brief history down to Darwin