ahead of the curve david baltimore s life in science

Download Book Ahead Of The Curve David Baltimore S Life In Science in PDF format. You can Read Online Ahead Of The Curve David Baltimore S Life In Science here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Ahead Of The Curve

Author : Shane Crotty
ISBN : 9780520239043
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 41. 41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 588
Read : 574

Get This Book


A revealing portrait of one of the most important scientists of the last century reveals David Baltimore's groundbreaking work in molecular biology and, most recently, his search for an AIDS vaccine, as well as his involvement in the anti-war movement and his Nobel Prize.

How To Win The Nobel Prize

Author : J. Michael BISHOP
ISBN : 9780674020979
Genre : Science
File Size : 86. 55 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 176
Read : 531

Get This Book


In 1989 Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus were awarded the Nobel Prize for their discovery that normal genes under certain conditions can cause cancer. In this book, Bishop tells us how he and Varmus made their momentous discovery. More than a lively account of the making of a brilliant scientist, How to Win the Nobel Prize is also a broader narrative combining two major and intertwined strands of medical history: the long and ongoing struggles to control infectious diseases and to find and attack the causes of cancer. Alongside his own story, that of a youthful humanist evolving into an ambivalent medical student, an accidental microbiologist, and finally a world-class researcher, Bishop gives us a fast-paced and engrossing tale of the microbe hunters. It is a narrative enlivened by vivid anecdotes about our deadliest microbial enemies--the Black Death, cholera, syphilis, tuberculosis, malaria, smallpox, HIV--and by biographical sketches of the scientists who led the fight against these scourges. Bishop then provides an introduction for nonscientists to the molecular underpinnings of cancer and concludes with an analysis of many of today's most important science-related controversies--ranging from stem cell research to the attack on evolution to scientific misconduct. How to Win the Nobel Prize affords us the pleasure of hearing about science from a brilliant practitioner who is a humanist at heart. Bishop's perspective will be valued by anyone interested in biomedical research and in the past, present, and future of the battle against cancer. Table of Contents: List of Illustrations Preface 1. The Phone Call 2. Accidental Scientist 3. People and Pestilence 4. Opening the Black Box of Cancer 5. Paradoxical Strife Notes Credits Index Reviews of this book: Despite his book's encouraging title, Bishop--who won a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1989--cautions that "I have not written an instruction manual for pursuit of the prize." Instead, he has written an amiable reflection on the experience of being a Nobelist, intertwined with some history and anecdotes about the award, and balanced by a wide-ranging review of his own career as an "accidental scientist"...Along the way, Bishop reflects on the history of our knowledge of microbes, cancer, the politics of funding research and present-day disenchantment with science. His main purpose in writing this book, Bishop says, is to show that "scientists are supremely human"--which he does with grace and charm. --Publishers Weekly Reviews of this book: How to Win the Nobel Prize is typical Bishop: modest, funny, insightful and offering an extremely clear and brief explanation of the basic scientific achievement that won the 1989 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for himself and longtime colleague, Harold Varmus, now president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. --David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle Reviews of this book: In these pages Bishop reveals himself as a good writer blessed with enviable clarity, someone sensible and levelheaded who likes people and is enamored of his science. --John Tyler Bonner, New York Times Book Review Reviews of this book: This is a treasure...Above all, How to Win the Nobel Prize is a civilised book and a lavishly rewarding one. --Roy Herbert, New Scientist Reviews of this book: At its heart this analysis of science and the scientific world is a jewel. How to Win the Nobel Prize is an inspirational book, full of careful analysis and judgement. --John Oxford, Times Higher Education Supplement Reviews of this book: Bishop is a gifted communicator and teacher, and he sets about his task of educating scientists and the public by describing his career in science and science politics...In the end, Bishop's book provides a road map for scientists and the public to build a robust scientific community that serves our society well. --Andreas Trumpp and Daniel Kalman, Nature Cell Biology J. Michael Bishop has written his book 'to show that scientists are supremely human.' The book is also a lucid explanation of how science has been harnessed to fight the human afflictions of cancer and infectious disease. And the story ends with a wide-ranging overview of today's challenges to the scientific enterprise. Overall, a must-read for all those interested in science and scientists--even those with absolutely no interest in winning a Nobel Prize! --Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences J. Michael Bishop is that rare scientist who is widely read in literature and poetry. Most importantly, he remembers what he reads and thinks deeply about it, as well as about all else in his rich life. The Nobel Prize he won and richly deserved, his political activism, his understanding of cancer and microbiology, his devotion to the practice of science--all these provide fodder for his writerly craft. Quite a wonderful book! --David Baltimore, Nobel Laureate and President, California Institute of Technology

Ahead Of The Curve

Author : Brian Kenny
ISBN : 9781501106361
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 32. 35 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 881
Read : 247

Get This Book


“A delight for baseball lovers” (Kirkus Reviews) and “one of the most significant baseball books of the year” (Bob Costas) Ahead of the Curve uses stories from baseball’s present and past to examine why we sometimes choose ignorance over information, and how tradition can trump logic. Forget batting average. Kill the “Win.” Say goodbye to starting pitchers. And please, please stop bunting. MLB Network anchor and commentator Brian Kenny provides “an excellent, entertaining read for the all-around baseball fan” (Library Journal) and shows how baseball has been revolutionized—not destroyed—by analytical thinking. Most people who resist logical thought in baseball preach “tradition” and “respecting the game.” But many of baseball’s traditions go back to the nineteenth century, when the pitcher’s job was to provide the batter with a ball he could hit and fielders played without gloves. Instead of fearing change, Brian Kenny wants fans to think critically, reject outmoded groupthink, and embrace the changes that have come with the sabermetric era. In his entertaining and enlightening book, Kenny discusses why the pitching win-loss record, the Triple Crown, fielding errors, and so-called battling titles should be ignored. He also points out how fossilized sportswriters have been electing the wrong MVP’s and ignoring legitimate candidates for the Hall of Fame; why managers are hired based on their looks; and how the most important position in baseball may just be “Director of Decision Sciences.” “Prepare to have your brain and your assumptions challenged. Guided by data and a deep love of the game, Brian Kenny takes a cutting-edge look at where baseball is and where it is going” (Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated). Illustrated with unique anecdotes from those who have reshaped the game, Ahead of the Curve is “a great story about the game in the age of information and technology” (Billy Beane).

Qed

Author : Peter Parnell
ISBN : 0822219247
Genre : Drama
File Size : 35. 51 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 238
Read : 361

Get This Book


THE STORY: Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman holds forth with captivating wit and wisdom in this fascinating play that originally starred Alan Alda. One of the twentieth century's great physicists, Feynman was also one of its great ecce

A History Of Molecular Biology

Author : Michel Morange
ISBN : 0674001699
Genre : Science
File Size : 89. 92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 109
Read : 563

Get This Book


Gene therapy, the human genome project, the creation of new varieties of animals and plants have all emanated from molecular biology. Beginning with turn-of-the-century experimentations, this ambitious history covers the story of the transformation of biology over the last 100 years.

Central Problems In Social Theory

Author : Anthony Giddens
ISBN : 0520039750
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 67. 63 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 865
Read : 1215

Get This Book


quot;One of the most creative among the younger generation of critical social theorists, Giddens stands alone in his concern for the classical tradition on sociology; but he also makes brilliant use of the latest philosophical and theoretical work of several contemporary schools and disciplines. A very important book for all of social science."Jeffrey C. Alexander

Plastic Fantastic

Author : Eugenie Samuel Reich
ISBN : 0230224679
Genre : Science
File Size : 47. 98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 475
Read : 453

Get This Book


Traces the infamous fraudulent discovery of physicist Jan Henrik Schön, a star researcher from Bell Laboratories who claimed to have developed technology that would enable the creation of virtually limitless computer chips, in an account that evaluates the motivations for his scam and how it successfully duped some of the scientific community's most informed minds.

The Baltimore Case A Trial Of Politics Science And Character

Author : Daniel J. Kevles
ISBN : 9780393254860
Genre : Science
File Size : 83. 19 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 427
Read : 823

Get This Book


"You read with a rising sense of despair and outrage, and you finish it as if awakening from a nightmare only Kafka could have conceived."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times David Baltimore won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1975. Known as a wunderkind in the field of immunology, he rose quickly through the ranks of the scientific community to become the president of the distinguished Rockefeller University. Less than a year and a half later, Baltimore resigned from his presidency, citing the personal toll of fighting a long battle over an allegedly fraudulent paper he had collaborated on in 1986 while at MIT. From the beginning, the Baltimore case provided a moveable feast for those eager to hold science more accountable to the public that subsidizes its research. Did Baltimore stonewall a legitimate government inquiry? Or was he the victim of witch hunters? The Baltimore Case tells the complete story of this complex affair, reminding us how important the issues of government oversight and scientific integrity have become in a culture in which increasingly complicated technology widens the divide between scientists and society.

The Art Of The Sale

Author : Philip Delves Broughton
ISBN : 9780143122760
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 89. 76 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 171
Read : 1125

Get This Book


An analysis of the role of persuasion in everyday life and the qualities of effective salespeople traces the author's international travels to learn the art and science of selling, providing coverage of such topics as the importance of a good narrative, the cultural influence of sales and role of sales as social discourse. By the author of the best-selling Ahead of the Curve. 50,000 first printing.

Janitors Street Vendors And Activists

Author : Christian Zlolniski
ISBN : 9780520246430
Genre : History
File Size : 28. 80 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 759
Read : 334

Get This Book


A thorough analysis of Mexican immigrants employed in Silicon Valley's low-wage jobs reveals how advanced capitalist economies have incorporated these workers as an integral part of the economy through subcontracting and other flexible labor practices, examining how working conditions and the workers' daily lives are affected.

Top Download:

Best Books