By Lisa Yount
A important quantity within the extraordinary Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the machine of biography with the intention to positioned a human face on technological know-how - a style that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may need an curiosity in pursuing a profession in biology. This finished survey gains greater than one hundred eighty entries and 50 black-and-white images. every one profile specializes in a specific biologist's study and contributions to the sphere and his or her impression on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned besides via incidents, quotations, and pictures. Culturally inclusive and spanning the total variety of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on girls and minority biologists specifically articulate a few of the hindrances that those biologists overcame within the technique of achieving their ambitions. This quantity is a perfect source for college kids and common readers attracted to the heritage of biology or the non-public lives of important biologists.
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And the Waters Turned to Blood: The Ultimate Biological Threat. New York: Touchstone Books, 1998. , and Howard B. Glasgow. ” Bioscience, October 2001. ᨳ Burnet, Frank Macfarlane (1899–1985) Australian Virologist, Immunologist Frank Macfarlane Burnet made discoveries about viruses and the workings of the immune system that earned a share of the 1960 Nobel Burnet, Frank Macfarlane Prize in physiology or medicine. He was born in Traralgon, part of the Australian state of Victoria, on September 3, 1899, the second of Frank Burnet and the former Hadassah McKay’s seven children.
He continued doing research with Magendie, but he failed to win a teaching position. Probably out of financial desperation, he married Marie Martin, the daughter of a wealthy doctor, in 1845. Her dowry, a sum of money that her father gave her when she married, eased Bernard’s monetary problems, but the marriage was a miserable one. Marie, a very religious woman, strongly objected to experimentation on living animals, which became Bernard’s specialty. The couple raised two daughters, but in 1869 they decided to live apart.
Many of Bernard’s experiments concerned digestion. In 1849, he showed that the pancreas, an organ in the abdomen whose function had been unknown, produces chemicals that help to break down fats and carbohydrates. This research earned him the ribbon of the Legion of Honor from the French government. Bernard also proved that most digestion of food takes place in the small intestine, not in the stomach as had been thought. Later, through experiments on dogs, Bernard showed that sugar in the blood of animals comes from the liver.
A to Z of Biologists by Lisa Yount