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The Resource Agro-technology : a philosophical introduction, R. Paul Thompson, (electronic resource)

Agro-technology : a philosophical introduction, R. Paul Thompson, (electronic resource)

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Agro-technology : a philosophical introduction
Title
Agro-technology
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a philosophical introduction
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R. Paul Thompson
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eng
Summary
"Although the current debate about agricultural biotechnology is often narrowly focused on molecular biotechnology (molecular genetic modification), the technological application of biology in agriculture predates the advent of molecular biology. For more than 10,000 years humans have been manipulating the traits of animals and plants (Mazoyer and Roundart, 2006; Thompson, 2009) by manipulating their genes and, thereby their genomes (the specific combination of genes in an organism's cells); the dog was likely the earliest animal to be domesticated (about 16,000 years ago). Early domestication of agricultural animals and plants was based entirely on crude experimentation (trial and error). Biological knowledge was elementary; humans learned early that offspring resemble parents, that selecting animals and plants with desirable traits and breeding them created a population of animals with those traits, and that occasionally a new trait seemed to appear"--
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1947-
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Thompson, R. Paul
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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Cambridge introductions to philosophy and biology
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  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Genetic engineering
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Agro-technology : a philosophical introduction, R. Paul Thompson, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
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EBC775143
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unknown
Extent
xxiii, 233 p.
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  • online
  • electronic
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ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC775143
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL775143
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10502704
  • (CaONFJC)MIL329840
  • (OCoLC)769341840
Label
Agro-technology : a philosophical introduction, R. Paul Thompson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
EBC775143
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxiii, 233 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC775143
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL775143
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10502704
  • (CaONFJC)MIL329840
  • (OCoLC)769341840

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