The Resource Lives of a biologist : adventures in a century of extraordinary science, John Tyler Bonner

Lives of a biologist : adventures in a century of extraordinary science, John Tyler Bonner

Label
Lives of a biologist : adventures in a century of extraordinary science
Title
Lives of a biologist
Title remainder
adventures in a century of extraordinary science
Statement of responsibility
John Tyler Bonner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation Beginning with the discovery of genes on chromosomes and culminating with the unmasking of the most minute genetic mysteries, the twentieth century saw astounding and unprecedented progress in the science of biology. In an illustrious career that spanned most of the century, biologist John Bonner witnessed many of these advances firsthand. Part autobiography, part history of the extraordinary transformation of biology in his time, Bonner's book is truly a life in science, the story of what it is to be a biologist observing the unfolding of the intricacies of life itself. Bonner's scientific interests are nearly as varied as the concerns of biology, ranging from animal culture to evolution, from life cycles to the development of slime molds. And the extraordinary cast of characters he introduces is equally diverse, among them Julian Huxley, J.B.S. Haldane, Leon Trotsky, and Evelyn Waugh. Writing with a charm and freshness that bring the most subtle nuances of science to life, he pursues these interests through the hundred years that gave us the discovery of embryonic induction; the interpretation of evolution in terms of changes in gene frequency in a population; growth in understanding of the biochemistry of the cell; the beginning of molecular genetics; remarkable insights into animal behavior; the emergence of sociobiology; and the simplification of ecological and evolutionary principles by means of mathematical models. In this panoramic view, we see both the sweep of world events and scientific progress and the animating details, the personal observations and experiences, of a career conducted in their midst. In Bonner's view, biology is essentially the study of life cycles. His book, marking the cycles of a life in biology, is a fitting reflection of this study, with its infinite, and infinitesimal, permutations
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 570/.92
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.B715
LC item number
A3 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Lives of a biologist : adventures in a century of extraordinary science, John Tyler Bonner
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
World of my elders: 1900-1920 -- Becoming a biologist: 1920-1940 -- Everything peaks: 1940-1960 -- Revolution and progress: 1960-1980 -- Coming together: 1980-2000
Control code
ocn435530009
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674028487
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35882645
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435530009
  • pebcs0674028481

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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