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The Resource Rebels, mavericks, and heretics in biology, edited and with an introduction by Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich ; and with an epilogue by R.C. Lewontin

Rebels, mavericks, and heretics in biology, edited and with an introduction by Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich ; and with an epilogue by R.C. Lewontin

Label
Rebels, mavericks, and heretics in biology
Title
Rebels, mavericks, and heretics in biology
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich ; and with an epilogue by R.C. Lewontin
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
570.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH305
LC item number
.R43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 D-128
  • WZ 112.5.B3
NLM item number
R291 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harman, Oren Solomon
  • Dietrich, Michael R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biology
  • Biologists
  • Biology
  • SCIENCE
  • Biologists
  • Biology
  • Kontroverse
  • Biologe
  • Biologie
  • Forschung
  • Biologer
  • Biologi
Label
Rebels, mavericks, and heretics in biology, edited and with an introduction by Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich ; and with an epilogue by R.C. Lewontin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Raphael Falk
  • Raymond Arthur Dart : the man who unwillingly ushered in a revolution in the evolution of humankind
  • Phillip V. Tobias
  • In Weismann's footsteps : the cyto-rebellion of C.D. Darlington
  • Oren Harman
  • Striking the hornet's nest : Richard Goldschmidt's rejection of the particulate gene
  • Michael R. Dietrich
  • Rebellion and iconoclasm in the life and science of Barbara McClintock
  • Nathaniel Comfort
  • Challenging the protein dogma of the gene : Oswald T. Avery, a revolutionary conservative
  • Introduction : On rebels, icons, and the value of dissent
  • Ute Deichmann
  • Roger Sperry and integrative action in the nervous system
  • Tim Horder
  • Leon Croizat : a radical biogeographer
  • David L. Hull
  • Dogma, heresy, and conversion : Vera Copner Wynne-Edwards's crusade and the levels-of-selection debate
  • Mark Borrello
  • Peter Mitchell : changing the face of bioenergetics
  • John Prebble and
  • Bruce Weber
  • Oren Harman and
  • Howard Temin : rebel of evidence and reason
  • Daniel J. Kevles
  • Motoo Kimura and the rise of neutralism
  • James F. Crow
  • Against the grain : the science and life of William D. Hamilton
  • Ullica Segerstrale
  • The iconoclastic research program of Carl Woese
  • Jan Sapp
  • Stephen Jay Gould, Darwinian iconoclast?
  • David Sepkoski
  • Michael R. Dietrich
  • Culture and gender do not dissolve into how scientists "read" nature : Thelma Rowell's heterodoxy
  • Vinciane Despret
  • Bringing statistical methods to community and evolutionary ecology : Daniel S. Simberloff
  • William Dritschilo
  • Epilogue : Legitimation is the name of the game
  • R.C. Lewontin
  • Alfred Russel Wallace, the discovery of natural selection, and the origins of humankind
  • Michael Ruse
  • Rebel with two causes : Hans Driesch
  • Garland E. Allen
  • Wilhelm Johannsen : a rebel or a diehard?
Control code
667009993
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300150544
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 235330
  • a295b1e0-c50b-4dda-aee8-09ba15c7d428
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667009993
Label
Rebels, mavericks, and heretics in biology, edited and with an introduction by Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich ; and with an epilogue by R.C. Lewontin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Raphael Falk
  • Raymond Arthur Dart : the man who unwillingly ushered in a revolution in the evolution of humankind
  • Phillip V. Tobias
  • In Weismann's footsteps : the cyto-rebellion of C.D. Darlington
  • Oren Harman
  • Striking the hornet's nest : Richard Goldschmidt's rejection of the particulate gene
  • Michael R. Dietrich
  • Rebellion and iconoclasm in the life and science of Barbara McClintock
  • Nathaniel Comfort
  • Challenging the protein dogma of the gene : Oswald T. Avery, a revolutionary conservative
  • Introduction : On rebels, icons, and the value of dissent
  • Ute Deichmann
  • Roger Sperry and integrative action in the nervous system
  • Tim Horder
  • Leon Croizat : a radical biogeographer
  • David L. Hull
  • Dogma, heresy, and conversion : Vera Copner Wynne-Edwards's crusade and the levels-of-selection debate
  • Mark Borrello
  • Peter Mitchell : changing the face of bioenergetics
  • John Prebble and
  • Bruce Weber
  • Oren Harman and
  • Howard Temin : rebel of evidence and reason
  • Daniel J. Kevles
  • Motoo Kimura and the rise of neutralism
  • James F. Crow
  • Against the grain : the science and life of William D. Hamilton
  • Ullica Segerstrale
  • The iconoclastic research program of Carl Woese
  • Jan Sapp
  • Stephen Jay Gould, Darwinian iconoclast?
  • David Sepkoski
  • Michael R. Dietrich
  • Culture and gender do not dissolve into how scientists "read" nature : Thelma Rowell's heterodoxy
  • Vinciane Despret
  • Bringing statistical methods to community and evolutionary ecology : Daniel S. Simberloff
  • William Dritschilo
  • Epilogue : Legitimation is the name of the game
  • R.C. Lewontin
  • Alfred Russel Wallace, the discovery of natural selection, and the origins of humankind
  • Michael Ruse
  • Rebel with two causes : Hans Driesch
  • Garland E. Allen
  • Wilhelm Johannsen : a rebel or a diehard?
Control code
667009993
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300150544
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 235330
  • a295b1e0-c50b-4dda-aee8-09ba15c7d428
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667009993

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