, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 99–101 | Cite as

The crucial role of models in science

Natasha Myers: Rendering life molecular: models, modelers, and excitable matter. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2015, 328pp, $94.95 Cloth, $26.95 PB
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This work was funded by the European Research Council Grant award 335925.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life SciencesUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

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