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Breaking ThroughEssays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Edward Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Trailblazing marine biologist, visionary conservationist, deep ecology philosopher, Edward F. Ricketts (1897–1948) has reached legendary status in the California mythos. A true polymath and a thinker ... More

Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Javier Rodriguez-Robles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238183
eISBN:
9780520930001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238183.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading center of herpetological research in the United States. This book offers a brief ... More

The Copernican QuestionPrognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Robert Westman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus publicly defended his hypothesis that the Earth is a planet and the sun a body resting near the center of a finite universe. But why did Copernicus make this bold ... More

Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Darold Batzer (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Designed as a textbook, this volume is an up-to-date survey in ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent wetland scholars address the physical environment, geomorphology, ... More

Engineering TroubleBiotechnology and Its Discontents

Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Rachel Schurman (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Talk of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) has moved from the hushed corridors of life science corporations to the front pages of the world's major newspapers. As Europeans began rejecting ... More

Eugenic NationFaults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America

Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America

Alexandra Minna Stern

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285064
eISBN:
9780520960657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285064.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The first edition of this book explores the long and unsettled history of eugenics in the United States. This expanded second edition includes shocking details demonstrating that eugenics continues ... More

Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics

Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics

Andrew Hamilton (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276581
eISBN:
9780520956759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276581.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Patterns in Nature is a collection of eleven new essays. The work is an attempt to articulate an intellectual agenda for the study of the conceptual foundations of systematics and taxonomy in a way ... More

Genesis of the Salk InstituteThe Epic of Its Founders

Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders

Suzanne Bourgeois

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276079
eISBN:
9780520956599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276079.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book chronicles the creation and early history of the Salk Institute, a private biomedical sciences research institute in La Jolla, CA. It covers about twenty years, from 1955, the year of the ... More

Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's LabThe Emergence of Environmentalism

Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Michael Lannoo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts are giants in the history of environmental awareness. They were born ten years and only about 200 miles apart and died within weeks of each other in 1948. Yet they ... More

On Her Own TermsAnnie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Barbara Stein

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At a time when women could not vote, and very few were involved in the world outside the home, Annie Montague Alexander (1867–1950) was an intrepid explorer, amateur naturalist, skilled markswoman, ... More

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