By Lisa Yount
A necessary quantity within the amazing Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the machine of biography for you to placed a human face on technology - a style that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may need an curiosity in pursuing a occupation in biology. This entire survey positive aspects greater than a hundred and eighty entries and 50 black-and-white images. each one profile makes a speciality of a specific biologist's learn and contributions to the sector and his or her impact on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned to boot via incidents, quotations, and pictures. Culturally inclusive and spanning the total diversity of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on ladies and minority biologists specifically articulate the various stumbling blocks that those biologists overcame within the technique of achieving their objectives. This quantity is a perfect source for college students and common readers attracted to the background of biology or the private lives of important biologists.
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Birds, Beasts, and Men: A Humanist History of Zoology. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1972. ᨳ Boyer, Herbert Wayne (1936– ) American Biochemist Herbert Boyer and STANLEY N. COHEN were the first to transfer a gene from one species of living thing into another species and show that the gene could function in its new location, thus making genetic engineering practical. Boyer also cofounded one of the first businesses based on the new technology. Boyer, born in Derry, Pennsylvania, in 1936, was a football star in high school.
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 highly honored for his work. In 1739, he was elected to the Academy of Sciences, France’s top scientific organization, and also became a member of the Royal Society, a comparable organization in Britain. King Louis XV awarded him the title of Comte in 1771. He married Marie de Saint Belin-Malin in 1752, and the couple had one son.
National Library of Medicine) 26 Bishop, J. ) In 1857, he purified a starchy compound that he named glycogen. He showed that the liver makes this substance from sugar and stores it. When the body needs extra energy, the liver breaks down some of its glycogen into sugar once more and releases it into the blood. Body cells then use the sugar as fuel. Scientists had not known before this time that the bodies of animals could create as well as break down complex substances. Bernard also investigated nerves and their relationship with blood vessels.