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

By Lisa Yount

A beneficial quantity within the extraordinary Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the gadget of biography on the way to positioned a human face on technological know-how - a style that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may have an curiosity in pursuing a profession in biology. This entire survey positive aspects greater than one hundred eighty entries and 50 black-and-white pictures. every one profile specializes in a specific biologist's examine and contributions to the sphere and his or her impact 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 girls and minority biologists specifically articulate many of the stumbling blocks that those biologists overcame within the technique of attaining their objectives. This quantity is a perfect source for college kids and common readers attracted to the heritage of biology or the non-public lives of vital biologists.

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Black was knighted in 1981 and shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with two other pioneer drug designers, GERTRUDE BELLE ELION and GEORGE HERBERT HITCHINGS. According to science reporter Thomas A. ” Further Reading Bass, Thomas A. Reinventing the Future. : Addison-Wesley, 1994. Black, James. “Sir James W. ” Les Prix Nobel 1988. Available online. html. Last updated 2002. Stapleton, Melanie Patricia. ” Texas Heart Institute Journal, 1997. Available online. html. ᨳ Boussingault, Jean-Baptiste (1802–1887) French Chemist Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Dieudonné Boussingault made important discoveries about the way plants and animals interact with the nonliving environment, especially chemicals in the air and soil.

Buffon was unusual for his time in considering humans to be animals. “We are superior to the animal only by a few characteristics granted us by the tongue and the hand” and the ability to think or reason, he wrote. He was among the first to suggest that similar kinds of creatures, such as humans and apes, might have descended from a common ancestor, although he himself did not believe this theory. He did not think that species of living things had changed, or evolved, over time, although he was willing to accept the possibility that some species had died out and new ones had arisen.

Buffon was unusual for his time in considering humans to be animals. “We are superior to the animal only by a few characteristics granted us by the tongue and the hand” and the ability to think or reason, he wrote. He was among the first to suggest that similar kinds of creatures, such as humans and apes, might have descended from a common ancestor, although he himself did not believe this theory. He did not think that species of living things had changed, or evolved, over time, although he was willing to accept the possibility that some species had died out and new ones had arisen.

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