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Rebels, mavericks, and heretics in biology

Rebels, mavericks, and heretics in biology

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biology -- History,
  • Biologists -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited and with an introduction by Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich ; and with an epilogue by R.C. Lewontin.
    GenreBiography.
    ContributionsHarman, Oren Solomon., Dietrich, Michael R.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH305 .R43 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16504849M
    ISBN 109780300116397
    LC Control Number2008006076

    Rebels Mavericks and Heretics in Biology is a first-rate collection of stories about men and women who went against the tide in biology in the twentieth century. The examples were chosen very intelligently by the editors, and the collection has a kind of cohesion that one rarely finds in edited books/5(3). Get this from a library! Rebels, mavericks, and heretics in biology. [Oren Solomon Harman; Michael R Dietrich;].

    Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Fluchten, Mitmachen, Vergessen: Chemiker Und Biochemiker In Der Ns Zeit An Early Chapter of German Molecular Biology by. Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology by. Oren Harman (Contributor),/5(1). The result is a book about the history of science but also a poetic meditation on literature, science, and the evolution of ideas. Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology. Edited and with an Introduction by Oren Harman and Michael View details. The Origins of Everything in Pages (More or Less).

    David Sepkoski is the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of several books, most recently Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline/5(2). The authors of this book seek to elucidate the remote, unusual events that most influenced the history of the cosmos and the earth. Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology. Edited and with an Introduction by Oren Harman and Michael View details. Darwin's Pictures.


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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.

BOOK REVIEWS Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich, eds., Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, ), x + pp., illus. $ The history of science has been traditionally a history of those indi-viduals who. "Rebels Mavericks and Heretics in Biology" is the the first book to examine the role of rebels and rebellion in biology.

Edited by Oren Harman and Michael Dietrich, the book considers 19 scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, but also forgotten characters. Epilogue: Legitimation Is the Name of the Game was published in Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology on page   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/5.

Rebels Mavericks and Heretics in Biology is a first-rate collection of stories about men and women who mavericks against the tide in biology in the twentieth century.

The examples were chosen very intelligently by the editors, and the collection has a kind of cohesion that one rarely finds in edited books.4/4(3).

This book is the first devoted to modern biology’s innovators and iconoclasts: Rebels 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. Alfred Russel Wallace, the Discovery of Natural Selection, and the Origins of Humankind was published in Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology on page Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology presents a collection of essays by different authors on biologists who were, in one way or another, considered rebels.

What do they have in common. Is it possible to find biographical clues to the forging of this spirit of rebellion. This book can be appreciated from three different points of view.

Reading Rebels, Mavericks and Heretics in Biology gave me the sense that the authors were competing in a similar game. The aim of this book is not to document milestones in biology (which are well covered elsewhere), but to illustrate characters whose. Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology The stories of nineteen scientists--some famous, some forgotten--who stubbornly challenged assumptions and icons in the life sciences This book is the first devoted to modern biology’s innovators and iconoclasts: men and women who challenged prevailing notions in their fields.

Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology available in Paperback. Add to Wishlist. ISBN ISBN Pub. Date: 09/01/ Publisher: 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 Price: $ Michel Morange reviews Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology, an alternative history of modern biological thought Topics: Book Review/Science in the Media.

This is a remarkable collection of essays about 19 biological rebels, mavericks, and heretics. Not all scientists in the book are relevant for evolution. And now comes Harman and Dietrich's Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology.

The text consists of 19 case studies of men and women who have rejected the dominant paradigms of their biological fields. Some of the names will be familiar as major successes: Alfred Russell Wallace, Roger Sperry, Stephen Jay Gould, and Barbara : Robert Root-Bernstein.

Michel Morange reviews Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology, an alternative history of modern biological thought. Discover the world's research 17+ million members. The stories of nineteen scientists--some famous, some forgotten--who stubbornly challenged assumptions and icons in the life sciences This book is the first devoted to modern biology’s innovators and iconoclasts: men and women who challenged prevailing notions in their fields.

"Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology", Edited by Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich. Yale Univ. Press, New Haven ISBN: 5/5(1). History of biology is often presented and/or taught in the context of discoveries, with little or no emphasis placed on the scientists’ personae.

This book is a collection of essays, each about a scientist who made a significant impact on biology and who is considered by the editors to qualify as either a rebel, a maverick, or a heretic.

The first, Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology (Yale University Press, ) featured essays on iconoclastic biologists. The second, Outsider Scientists: Routes to Innovation in Biology (University of Chicago Press, ), examined the conditions that allowed scientists trained outside of biology to make innovations within biology.

The stories of nineteen scientists--some famous, some forgotten--who stubbornly challenged assumptions and icons in the life sciences 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. To some extent this book, which is a multi-authored series of mini-biographies of 19 iconoclasts in biology, ranging from Oswald Avery to Vero Wynne-Edwards, confirms Marx's thesis.

Some happy heretics simply inherit money. So Peter Mitchell of the chemiosmotic theory was an iconoclast whose career, had it been conventional, would have failed. Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology by R. C. Lewontin,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(12).