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

By Lisa Yount

A worthwhile quantity within the remarkable Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the equipment of biography to be able to positioned a human face on technology - a mode that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may have an curiosity in pursuing a profession in biology. This finished survey good points greater than a hundred and eighty entries and 50 black-and-white photos. each one profile specializes in a specific biologist's learn and contributions to the sphere and his or her impression on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned to boot via incidents, quotations, and images. Culturally inclusive and spanning the full variety of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on girls and minority biologists particularly articulate a few of the hindrances that those biologists overcame within the means of achieving their pursuits. This quantity is a perfect source for college students and normal readers drawn to the historical past of biology or the non-public lives of important biologists.

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This was the first detailed, accurate description of human digestion. Beaumont was transferred to Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, Missouri, in July 1834. He tried to persuade St. Martin to join him there, but he did not offer enough money to let the trader bring his large family as well, so the French Canadian refused. Beaumont himself liked St. Louis, and when the army tried to move him to Florida in 1839, he resigned rather than leave. He remained in the city for the rest of his life, teaching at St.

They later had six sons. Behring’s diphtheria treatment made him famous. When the first Nobel Prizes were given in 1901, he won the prize in physiology or medicine because of it. In that same year, the German government made him a noble, with the right to add “von” before his name. He was elected to the Privy Council, a high government post, in 1903. Other countries also awarded him honors and medals; France, for instance, made him an officer of the Legion of Honor. In Marburg, Behring developed a diphtheria vaccine that contained a mixture of his serum antitoxin and the diphtheria toxin.

Berg, however, believes that his concern was justified at the time. He also feels that the fact that scientists themselves first created the rules—and agreed to temporarily halt certain types of experiments until safe facilities could be built—was very important. ” Paul Berg’s development of genetic engineering and other research won many awards in addition to the Nobel Prize, including the Eli Lilly Prize in Biochemistry (1959), the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award (1980), and the National Medal of Science (1985).

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