The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rise of the New Biology (Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology)

4 valoración promedio
( 9 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780195111439: The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rise of the New Biology (Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology)

This fascinating study examines the rise of American molecular biology to disciplinary dominance, focusing on the period between 1930 and the elucidation of DNA structure in the mid 1950s. Research undertaken during this period, with its focus on genetic structure and function, endowed scientists with then unprecedented power over life. By viewing the new biology as both a scientific and cultural enterprise, Lily E. Kay shows that the growth of molecular biology was a result of systematic efforts by key scientists and their sponsors to direct the development of biological research toward a shared vision of science and society. She analyzes the motivations and mechanisms empowering this vision by focusing on two key institutions: Caltech and its sponsor, the Rockefeller Foundation. Her study explores a number of vital, sometimes controversial topics, among them the role of private power centers in shaping scientific agenda, and the political dimensions of "pure" research. It also advances a sobering argument: the cognitive and social groundwork for genetic engineering and human genome projects was laid by the American architects of molecular biology during these early decades of the project. This book will be of interest to molecular biologists, historians, sociologists, and the general reader alike.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

From the Back Cover:

The organizational history of Caltech is the loom on which Kay has woven an intricate fabric of the molecular vision of life.

About the Author:


Lily E. Kay received a Ph.D. in the history of science from the Johns Hopkins University in 1987, and was a recipient of a Smithsonian Fellowship at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. in 1984. She was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in bibliography at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, and has taught at the University of Chicago. Since 1989 she has been an assistant professor of history of science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Kay, Lily E.
Editorial: Oxford University Press 1996-10 (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195111435 ISBN 13: 9780195111439
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press 1996-10, 1996. Estado de conservación: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-LSI-06850093

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 31,04
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Lily E. Kay
Editorial: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195111435 ISBN 13: 9780195111439
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Molecular biology as a distinct scientific discipline had its origins in chemistry and physical biochemistry, gradually emerging in the period between 1930 and the elucidation of DNA in the mid 1950s. Today this field has risen to a dominant position, and with its focus on deciphering genetic structure, it has endowed scientists with unprecedented power over life. In this fascinating study, however, Lily Kay argues that molecular biology did not evolve in a random fashion but, rather, was the result of systematic efforts by key scientists and their supporting foundations to direct the development of biological research toward a preconceived vision of science and society. The author traces and analyses the conceptual roots of molecular biology and the social matrix in which it was developed, focusing on the role of leading researchers headquartered at Caltech, and on the Rockefeller Foundation s sponsorship of the new science. The study thus explores a number of vital, sometimes controversial topics, among them the role of private power centres in shaping the scientific agenda, the political aspects of pure research, and how genetic engineering was envisioned by some as a potential tool for social intervention. This book will be of special interest to all molecular biologists, as well as historians and sociologists of science. However the story told has broad significance, and it is written in an accessible, nontechnical manner, fully understandable to general readers. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780195111439

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 37,08
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Lily E. Kay
Editorial: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195111435 ISBN 13: 9780195111439
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Molecular biology as a distinct scientific discipline had its origins in chemistry and physical biochemistry, gradually emerging in the period between 1930 and the elucidation of DNA in the mid 1950s. Today this field has risen to a dominant position, and with its focus on deciphering genetic structure, it has endowed scientists with unprecedented power over life. In this fascinating study, however, Lily Kay argues that molecular biology did not evolve in a random fashion but, rather, was the result of systematic efforts by key scientists and their supporting foundations to direct the development of biological research toward a preconceived vision of science and society. The author traces and analyses the conceptual roots of molecular biology and the social matrix in which it was developed, focusing on the role of leading researchers headquartered at Caltech, and on the Rockefeller Foundation s sponsorship of the new science. The study thus explores a number of vital, sometimes controversial topics, among them the role of private power centres in shaping the scientific agenda, the political aspects of pure research, and how genetic engineering was envisioned by some as a potential tool for social intervention. This book will be of special interest to all molecular biologists, as well as historians and sociologists of science. However the story told has broad significance, and it is written in an accessible, nontechnical manner, fully understandable to general readers. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780195111439

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 37,19
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Kay, Lily E.
Editorial: Oxford University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0195111435 ISBN 13: 9780195111439
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, 2016. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Nº de ref. de la librería ria9780195111439_lsuk

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 38,86
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,40
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Kay, Lily E.
Editorial: OUP USA (1997)
ISBN 10: 0195111435 ISBN 13: 9780195111439
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción OUP USA, 1997. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería LQ-9780195111439

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 33,24
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,20
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Lily E. Kay
Editorial: Oxford University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195111435 ISBN 13: 9780195111439
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0195111435

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 54,96
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Lily E. Kay
Editorial: Oxford University Press, USA 1996-11-07 (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195111435 ISBN 13: 9780195111439
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Lost Books
(AUSTIN, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, USA 1996-11-07, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 0195111435. Nº de ref. de la librería 491413

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 62,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Lily E. Kay
Editorial: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195111435 ISBN 13: 9780195111439
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. reprint edition. 304 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería __0195111435

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 68,14
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,80
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

KAY, L. E.,
ISBN 10: 0195111435 ISBN 13: 9780195111439
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Oxford University Press, 1997. 320p. Paperback. Series: Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology. Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Nº de ref. de la librería 38361

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 55,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 22,50
De Holanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Kay, Lily E.
Editorial: Oxford University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195111435 ISBN 13: 9780195111439
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Nearfine Books
(Brooklyn, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, 1996. Estado de conservación: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780195111439-1

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 80,45
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda