A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock (2020)

A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Evelyn Fox Keller Benoît B. Mandelbrot A Feeling for the Organism The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock A biography of the Nobel Prize winning scientist explains her work in genetics and traces her long unheralded career as a research scientist
  • Title: A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock
  • Author: Evelyn Fox Keller Benoît B. Mandelbrot
  • ISBN: 9780716715047
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Evelyn Fox Keller Benoît B. Mandelbrot A biography of the Nobel Prize winning scientist explains her work in genetics and traces her long unheralded career as a research scientist.
A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Evelyn Fox Keller Benoît B. Mandelbrot

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  1. Brendan

    For Ada Lovelace day this year, I decided to read a book about a female scientist with whom I wasn t familiar After some searchin in which I discovered that nearly every book I could find about Maria Mitchell, the first prominent female astronomer was for kids I settled on Barbara McClintock, a pioneering geneticist and cytologist who worked from the 1920s into the 1980s Some thoughts Keller does a nice job oscillating between discussion of McClintock s work and summaries of the concepts and ide [...]

  2. Bob Nichols

    In the view of the neo Darwinians, evolution results from natural selection acting on random mutation In contrast, Keller writes of Barbara McClintock, that the genetic apparatus is labile and flexible than the central dogma allowed I f genetic elements were subject to a system of regulation and control that involved their rearrangement, Keller writes of this difference between McClintock and the neo Darwinians, what meaning was then left to the notion of the gene as a fixed, unchanging unit of [...]

  3. Sonya Huber

    Quotes I love The word understanding and the particular meaning she attributed to it, is the cornerstone of Barbara McClintock s entire approach to science For her, the smallest details provided the keys to the larger whole It was her conviction that the closer her focus, the greater her attention to individual detail, to the unique characteristics of a single plant, of a single kernel, of a single chromosome, the she could learn about the general principles by which the maize plant as a whole [...]

  4. Ann

    This book is an insightful journey into the life and work of an accomplished scientist, and does a great job of showing the challenges McClintock faced for being a radical thinker one who explored her subject to a depth and with an intuition unlike that of any of her peers, and who explained her discoveries in such exhaustive detail that others had difficulty following it McClintock s life and work spanned most of the 20th century I vaguely recognized her discoveries from my college biology and [...]

  5. Katie/Doing Dewey

    Barbara McClintock was a brilliant female scientist, unwilling to settle for a woman s job teaching when she was clearly cut out for research Her intelligence and insight eventually put her discoveries so far ahead of the rest of her field that it took decades for her to receive the recognition she deserved In this biography, we learn about both her struggles as a women in science and the details of her Nobel prize winning research.Read here.

  6. Lorette

    THE biography of Barbara McClintock, the geneticist who won the Nobel prize in 1983 at the age of 82, forty years after her pioneering chromosomal work on gene transportation, working with maize plants in Cold HArbor Labs, Long Island.

  7. Natalie

    I really like learning about woman who overcome and make a name for themselves Science is a difficult place for woman and she did a lot for biology

  8. Sonia

    What an amazing book and woman Keller s treatment of her life is true to McClintock s science and her personality Absolutely fabulous.

  9. Lena Webb

    Will gave me this book for my 19th birthday and now I am a PhD student working in a Drosophila genetics lab Will s pretty canny.

  10. Jan Höglund

    This is a story of the interaction between an individual scientist, Barbara McClintock 1902 1992 , and a science, genetics 1 The book serves simultaneously as a biography and as an intellectual story Evelyn Fox Keller shows how science is both highly personal and a communal endeavor 2 The role of observation in Barbara McClintock s experimental work provides the key to her understanding What for others is interpretation, or speculation, is for her trained direct perception 3 McClintock pushed he [...]

  11. Maria Mosley

    Barbara McClintock has been a role model of mine since high school, and reading this book has made her even of a personal hero Keller s biography started out fine but a little slow covering McClintock s childhood and such , but once she began to discuss the molecular revolution in biology and set the stage for the discovery of transposable elements, I couldn t put the book down This book even had me laughing out loud, such as when McClintock described fashion as decorating the torso McClintock [...]

  12. Vijay Akhade

    Story of a Maverick How one draws strength from within Few lines from the book worth to be thought Tacit assumptions an implicit adherence to models prevents people from looking at data with a fresh mind These tacit assumptions impose unconscious boundaries between what is thinkable and what is not Even glaring lapses of logic become invisible Theories and models come and go

  13. Jaime Wright

    An example of a mystic scientist within the field of biology I read this because I am interested in the interface of mysticism and scientific methods.

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