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A Century of Nature : Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World / Laura Garwin, Tim Lincoln.

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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2010]
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1 online resource (378 p.) : 7 halftones, 23 line drawings
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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In English.
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Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature. A Century of Nature brings together in one volume Nature's greatest hits-reproductions of seminal contributions that changed science and the world, accompanied by essays written by leading scientists (including four Nobel laureates) that provide historical context for each article, explain its insights in graceful, accessible prose, and celebrate the serendipity of discovery and the rewards of searching for needles in haystacks.
Contents:
A Century of Nature
Frontmatter
Contents
Foreword
Preface
Chronology of twentieth-century science
1925
ONE. Raymond Dart and our African origins
1925. Australopithecus africanus: the man-ape of South Africa
1927
TWO. Electrons make waves
1927. The scattering of electrons by a single crystal of nickel
1932
THREE. The atom completed
1932. Possible existence of a neutron
1938
FOUR. Superfluidity: a new state of matter
1938. Viscosity of liquid helium below the λ-point
1939
FIVE. From nuclear physics to nuclear weapons
1939. Disintegration of uranium by neutrons: a new type of nuclear reaction
1953
SIX. The double helix
1953. A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid
1958
SEVEN. Dawn of structural biology
1958. A three-dimensional model of the myoglobin molecule obtained by X-ray analysis
1960
EIGHT. The first laser
1960. Stimulated optical radiation in ruby
1963
NINE. The quasar enigma
1963. 3C 273: a star-like object with large red-shift
1963
TEN. Seafloor magnetism and drifting continents
1963. Magnetic anomalies over oceanic ridges
1968
ELEVEN. Stellar timekeepers
1968. Observation of a rapidly pulsating radio source
1970
TWELVE. Viruses reverse the genetic flow
1970. RNA-dependent DNA polymerase in virions of RNA tumour viruses
1973
THIRTEEN. Images of body and brain
1973. Image formation by induced local interactions: examples employing nuclear magnetic resonance
1974
FOURTEEN. Journey to the T cell
1974. Restriction of in vitro T cell-mediated cytotoxicity in lymphocytic choriomeningitis within a syngeneic or semiallogeneic system
1976
FIFTEEN. Molecular switches for "animal electricity"
1976. Single-channel currents recorded from membrane of denervated frog muscle fibres
1977
SIXTEEN DNA. sequencing: the silent revolution
1977. Nucleotide sequence of bacteriophage ΦX174 DNA
1980
SEVENTEEN. The blueprint of animals revealed
1980. Mutations affecting segment number and polarity in Drosophila
1985
EIGHTEEN. A hole in Earth's shield
1985. Large losses of total ozone in Antarctica reveal seasonal ClOx/NOx interaction
1985
NINETEEN. Carbon cages and carbon tubes
1985. C60: buckminsterfullerene
1995
TWENTY. Seeking other solar systems
1995. A Jupiter-mass companion to a solar-type star
1997
TWENTY-ONE. Dolly!
1997. Viable offspring derived from fetal and adult mammalian cells
Contributors
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Garwin, Laura, editor., Editor,
Lincoln, Tim, editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780226284163
OCLC:
1135585776
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226284163 doi
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