|Ernest Schiller |
Iowa Teacher of the Year
I do like the streamlined approach to this book. I think it is clean and neat and a great organized approach from the student’s point of view.
Of particular interest to me was the approach to a very difficult and not so easy subject, from The Cell Theory to the Punnett squares in the heredity section. It makes a good connection between the DNA molecule and the Punnett section. This is a quite unique approach and I think it a valuable approach to the reader/student and how it applies to change through time, such as with HIV. It was a good link and a good connection.
This book is a good synopsis of science from the ancient scientists with early theorists bringing a new take on the history of science approach to the study of life science. A good point of view as it “evolves" in the approach of introducing the student to the history of science and its relative importance on biology. I know of no other biology book relating the history of science to biology as this book does. And I like the approach to connecting some of the lesser scientists/biologists to the important connection(s) in blazing the way into biology as it has evolved into the importance science it is today."
34 years as a classroom teacher, Biology and Advanced Biology; Iowa Teacher of the Year; Excellence in Teaching Science Award; Christa McAuliffe Award
Ph.D and M.S., University of Iowa
B.S., Iowa State University