Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-178) and index.
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Introduction: The Islamic world, the Christian world, and some foundational life science -- A scientific superstar, a plague, and an influential artist-thinker -- Cultures clash, and a king sends his doctor to America -- The sharp-eyed lynxes want to know more: One of them is named Galileo -- A philosopher named Bacon and a bloody doctor -- Tongues that are teeth: A shark, Steno, and the Cimento -- Spontaneous? Why not? -- Magnified wonders help create an awesome book -- Seeing more is better: Enhancing magnification; using an artist's eyes -- The name game: Linnaeus tries to name everything -- A big-time adventurer an a quiet scholar -- Three icons; one is pasteurized -- A tobacco disease in Holland baffles the experts -- Looking ahead.
"This first of a four-part MITeen series charts the evolution of life science up to the late 1800s, when the origins of the virus was discovered by a baffled Dutch biologist who found a tiny infectious particle destroying tobacco crops"--Provided by publisher.