Download e-book for kindle: A to Z of Biologists (Notable Scientists) by Lisa Yount

By Lisa Yount

ISBN-10: 0816045410

ISBN-13: 9780816045419

A precious quantity within the awesome Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the equipment of biography for you to positioned a human face on technology - a mode that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may need an curiosity in pursuing a profession in biology. This complete survey beneficial properties greater than a hundred and eighty entries and 50 black-and-white images. every one profile makes a speciality of a specific biologist's study and contributions to the sphere and his or her influence on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned besides via incidents, quotations, and images. Culturally inclusive and spanning the full diversity of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on ladies and minority biologists particularly articulate many of the hindrances that those biologists overcame within the technique of achieving their ambitions. This quantity is a perfect source for college students and basic readers attracted to the heritage of biology or the private lives of vital biologists.

Show description

Read Online or Download A to Z of Biologists (Notable Scientists) PDF

Similar scientists books

New PDF release: Aldo Leopold's Odyssey: Rediscovering the Author of A Sand

A family icon of the environmental circulate, Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) could be the such a lot quoted conservationist in historical past. A Sand County Almanac has offered thousands of copies and his lyrical writings are commemorated for his or her perceptions approximately land and the way humans may well dwell in live performance with the full neighborhood of lifestyles.

Download e-book for kindle: Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian by Jagdish Mehra

This can be the 1st biography ever written at the distinct physicist Julian Schwinger. Schwinger used to be probably the most vital and influential scientists of the 20 th century. The checklist of his contributions is remarkable, from his early paintings resulting in the Schwinger motion precept, Euclidean quantum box idea, and the genesis of the normal version, to later important paintings on magnetic cost and the Casimir impact.

Homer Hickam's Rocket Boys: A Memoir (Coalwood ) PDF

The number one long island instances bestselling memoir that encouraged the movie October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir--a robust, luminous tale of coming of age on the sunrise of the Sixties, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a gaggle of younger males who dreamed of launching rockets into outer house .

Download e-book for kindle: Einstein: Sein Leben und seine Zeit by Philipp Frank

Das Manuskript zu diesem Buch ist unter merkwürdigen Um­ ständen entstanden. Ich begann die Niederschrift 1939 in ny, setzte sie 1940 in Chicago citadel und beendete den größten Teil 1941 in Boston. Das Manuskript warfare in deutscher Sprache geschrieben, aber begreiflicherweise unter der damaligen Reichs­ regierung nicht für eine Veröffentlichung in deutscher Sprache bestimmt; 'es sollte ins Englische übersetzt und in Amerika ver­ öffentlicht werden.

Extra resources for A to Z of Biologists (Notable Scientists)

Sample text

Scientists exposed to water containing active Pfiesteria or air above water in which fish kills were in progress, including Burkholder herself, have suffered problems ranging from burning skin and difficulty in breathing to memory loss so severe that for several weeks they could not remember their own names or addresses. Fishers who handled infected fish and shellfish or people who swam in waters where Pfiesteria was active have reported similar signs of illness. Burkholder’s work became controversial in the early 1990s, when her group linked the Pfiesteria outbreaks to high amounts of nitrates, phosphates, and other nutrients in the water.

Ahlquist called them alpha and beta. On further investigation, Black found that adrenalin apparently produced changes in heart rate by interacting with beta receptors. He hoped, therefore, that a drug that blocked only the beta receptors could be used to treat angina. ), a British firm, and the company agreed to provide a laboratory for his research. I. from 1958 to 1964. With the help of chemist John Stephenson, Black studied the chemical structure of adrenalin and other substances known to attach to beta receptors.

Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine. 1865. : Dover Publications, 1957. Holmes, Frederick L. Claude Bernard and Animal Chemistry. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1974. ᨳ Bishop, J. Michael (1936– ) American Molecular Biologist, Geneticist, Virologist When John Michael Bishop was growing up, no one—least of all Bishop himself—would have predicted that he would become a Nobel Prize– winning researcher, uncovering genetic secrets of both cancer and normal cell growth. Born on February 22, 1936, in York, Pennsylvania, he spent his childhood in a rural home near the Susquehanna River.

Download PDF sample

A to Z of Biologists (Notable Scientists) by Lisa Yount


by Robert
4.5

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 4 votes