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The Tangled Field

The Tangled Field Author Nathaniel C. COMFORT
ISBN-10 0674029828
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 368
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This biographical study illuminates one of the most important yet misunderstood figures in the history of science. Barbara McClintock (1902-1992), a geneticist who integrated classical genetics with microscopic observations of the behavior of chromosomes, was regarded as a genius and as an unorthodox, nearly incomprehensible thinker. In 1946, she discovered mobile genetic elements, which she called "controlling elements." Thirty-seven years later, she won a Nobel Prize for this work, becoming the third woman to receive an unshared Nobel in science. Since then, McClintock has become an emblem of feminine scientific thinking and the tragedy of narrow-mindedness and bias in science. Using McClintock's research notes, newly available correspondence, and dozens of interviews with McClintock and others, Comfort argues that McClintock's work was neither ignored in the 1950s nor wholly accepted two decades later. Nor was McClintock marginalized by scientists; throughout the decades of her alleged rejection, she remained a distinguished figure in her field. Comfort replaces the "McClintock myth" with a new story, rich with implications for our understanding of women in science and scientific creativity.



Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock Author Naomi E. Pasachoff
ISBN-10 0766025055
Release 2006
Pages 128
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Learn about this pioneering scientist in the field of genetics.



Barbara Mcclintock

Barbara Mcclintock Author Ray Spangenburg
ISBN-10 9781438104102
Release 2008
Pages 136
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Barbara McClintock was a geneticist whose 70 years of meticulous experiments in the genetics of maize, or Indian corn, have been lauded for their contributions to technology and science, including genetic engineering and bacterial reactions to antibiotics. This book illuminates her struggles and achievements.



Barbara Mcclintock

Barbara Mcclintock Author Ray Spangenburg
ISBN-10 9781438104102
Release 2008
Pages 136
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Barbara McClintock was a geneticist whose 70 years of meticulous experiments in the genetics of maize, or Indian corn, have been lauded for their contributions to technology and science, including genetic engineering and bacterial reactions to antibiotics. This book illuminates her struggles and achievements.



Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock Author Cathleen Small
ISBN-10 9781502623126
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 128
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Throughout history, science has evolved and changed the way we live our lives and perceive the world around us. Many scientists in the last few centuries have made their mark on the field with groundbreaking discoveries and innovations. One such woman was Barbara McClintock. This book explores McClintock’s life and her contributions to the scientific study of genetics.



Rebels Mavericks and Heretics In Biology

Rebels  Mavericks  and Heretics In Biology Author Oren Harman
ISBN-10 9780300150544
Release 2008
Pages 412
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This book is the first devoted to modern biology's innovators and iconoclasts: men and women who challenged prevailing notions in their fields. Some of these scientists were Nobel Prize winners, some were considered cranks or gadflies, some were in fact wrong. The stories of these stubborn dissenters are individually fascinating. Taken together, they provide unparalleled insights into the role of dissent and controversy in science and especially the growth of biological thought over the past century. Each of the book's nineteen specially commissioned chapters offers a detailed portrait of the intellectual rebellion of a particular scientist working in a major area of biology--genetics, evolution, embryology, ecology, biochemistry, neurobiology, and virology as well as others. An introduction by the volume's editors and an epilogue by R. C. Lewontin draw connections among the case studies and illuminate the nonconforming scientist's crucial function of disturbing the comfort of those in the majority. By focusing on the dynamics and impact of dissent rather than on winners who are credited with scientific advances, the book presents a refreshingly original perspective on the history of the life sciences. Scientists featured in this volume: Alfred Russel Wallace Hans DrieschWilhelm JohannsenRaymond Arthur DartC. D. DarlingtonRichard GoldschmidtBarbara McClintockOswald T. AveryRoger SperryLeon CroizatVero Copner Wynne-EdwardsPeter MitchellHoward TeminMotoo KimuraWilliam D. HamiltonCarl WoeseStephen Jay GouldThelma RowellDaniel S. Simberloff



Prematurity in Scientific Discovery

Prematurity in Scientific Discovery Author Ernest B. Hook
ISBN-10 0520231066
Release 2002-10-02
Pages 378
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"In preparing this remarkable book, Ernest Hook persuaded an eminent group of scientists, historians, sociologists and philosophers to focus on the problem: why are some discoveries rejected at a particular time but later seen to be valid? The interaction of these experts did not produce agreement on 'prematurity' in science but something more valuable: a collection of fascinating papers, many of them based on new research and analysis, which sometimes forced the author to revise a previously-held opinion. The book should be enthusiastically welcomed by all readers who are interested in how science works."—Stephen G. Brush, co-author of Physics, The Human Adventure: From copernicus to Einstein and Beyond "Prematurity and Scientific Discovery contains interesting and insightful papers by numerous well-known scientists and scholars. It will be of wide interest, not only to science studies scholars but also to working scientists and to science-literate general readers."—Thomas Nickles, editor of Scientific Discovery, Logic, and Rationality



The Science of Human Perfection

The Science of Human Perfection Author Nathaniel Comfort
ISBN-10 9780300169911
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 316
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Almost daily we hear news stories, advertisements, and scientific reports promising that genetic medicine will make us live longer, enable doctors to identify and treat diseases before they harm us, and individualize our medical care. But surprisingly, a century ago eugenicists were making the same promises. This book traces the history of the promises of medical genetics and of the medical dimension of eugenics. While mindful of the benefits of genetic medicine, the book also considers social and ethical issues that cast troublesome shadows over these fields. Keeping his focus on America, Nathaniel Comfort introduces the community of scientists, physicians, and public health workers who have contributed to the development of medical genetics from the nineteenth century to today. He argues that medical genetics is closely related to eugenics, and indeed that the two cannot be fully understood separately. He also carefully examines how the desire to relieve suffering and to improve ourselves genetically, though noble, may be subverted. History makes clear that as patients and consumers we must take ownership of genetic medicine, using it intelligently, knowledgeably, and skeptically.



Kissed by a Fox

Kissed by a Fox Author Priscilla Stuckey
ISBN-10 9781619021266
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 384
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“Dissatisfaction with nature flows throughout Western civilization, as deep as its blood, as abiding as its bones. Convinced to the marrow that something is deeply wrong with nature, . . . the Western world tries to remake it into something better.” For Priscilla Stuckey, this is a fundamental and heartbreaking misconception: that nature can be fixed, exploited, or simply ignored. Modern societies try to bend nature to human will instead of engaging in give-and-take with a living, breathing land community. Using her personal experiences as the cornerstone, Stuckey explores the depth of relationship possible with the birch tree in our backyard, the nearby urban creek, the dog who settles on our bed each night. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as ancient philosophers and contemporary biologists, Stuckey challenges readers to enact a different story of nature, one in which people and place are not separate, where other creatures respond to human need, and where humans and all others together create the world. With the eloquence of the great nature writers before her, Stuckey encourages us to open ourselves to the unlimited possibilities of a truly connected life.



A Feeling for the Organism

A Feeling for the Organism Author Evelyn Fox Keller
ISBN-10 071671504X
Release 1984-02-15
Pages 235
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A Feeling for the Organism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Feeling for the Organism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Feeling for the Organism book for free.



The Great Devonian Controversy

The Great Devonian Controversy Author Martin J. S. Rudwick
ISBN-10 9780226731025
Release 1988-06-15
Pages 528
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"Arguably the best work to date in the history of geology."—David R. Oldroyd, Science "After a superficial first glance, most readers of good will and broad knowledge might dismiss [this book] as being too much about too little. They would be making one of the biggest mistakes in their intellectual lives. . . . [It] could become one of our century's key documents in understanding science and its history."—Stephen Jay Gould, New York Review of Books "Surely one of the most important studies in the history of science of recent years, and arguably the best work to date in the history of geology."—David R. Oldroyd, Science



The American Biology Teacher

The American Biology Teacher Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053308584
Release 2002
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The American Biology Teacher has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The American Biology Teacher also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The American Biology Teacher book for free.



The Discovery and Characterization of Transposable Elements

The Discovery and Characterization of Transposable Elements Author Barbara McClintock
ISBN-10 0824013913
Release 1987
Pages 635
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The introduction was written by Barbara McClintock to show how the concept of transposable elements evolved, and to comment on subsequent investigations of these elements. The papers in this volume were selected because of their relevance to this topic. For the discovery of "Mobile genetic elements" she received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1983.



American Scientist

American Scientist Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048085867
Release 2002
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The Mirage of a Space between Nature and Nurture

The Mirage of a Space between Nature and Nurture Author Evelyn Fox Keller
ISBN-10 9780822392811
Release 2010-05-21
Pages 116
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In this powerful critique, the esteemed historian and philosopher of science Evelyn Fox Keller addresses the nature-nurture debates, including the persistent disputes regarding the roles played by genes and the environment in determining individual traits and behavior. Keller is interested in both how an oppositional “versus” came to be inserted between nature and nurture, and how the distinction on which that opposition depends, the idea that nature and nurture are separable, came to be taken for granted. How, she asks, did the illusion of a space between nature and nurture become entrenched in our thinking, and why is it so tenacious? Keller reveals that the assumption that the influences of nature and nurture can be separated is neither timeless nor universal, but rather a notion that emerged in Anglo-American culture in the late nineteenth century. She shows that the seemingly clear-cut nature-nurture debate is riddled with incoherence. It encompasses many disparate questions knitted together into an indissoluble tangle, and it is marked by a chronic ambiguity in language. There is little consensus about the meanings of terms such as nature, nurture, gene, and environment. Keller suggests that contemporary genetics can provide a more appropriate, precise, and useful vocabulary, one that might help put an end to the confusion surrounding the nature-nurture controversy.



Endangered Animals

Endangered Animals Author Richard P. Reading
ISBN-10 0313308160
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 383
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Presents unique case studies of 49 endangered species, which provide students with the conflicting issues surrounding conservation efforts.



The Panda s Black Box

The Panda s Black Box Author Nathaniel C. Comfort
ISBN-10 080188599X
Release 2007
Pages 165
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Featuring the writings of Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward J. Larson and several best-selling authors, The Panda's Black Box examines the scientific merits of arguments made by evolution's supporters and opponents alike. It is the first book on Intelligent Design not written for an already-attuned audience seeking articulate confirmation of pre-conceived perceptions.