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Calvin, Melvin 1911-1997

Overview
Works: 226 works in 553 publications in 6 languages and 7,587 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QK882, 581.13342
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Most widely held works by Melvin Calvin
Chemical evolution; molecular evolution towards the origin of living systems on the earth and elsewhere by Melvin Calvin( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scientific endeavor : centennial celebration of the National Academy of Sciences by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The path of carbon in photosynthesis by James Alan Bassham( Book )

16 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is almost sixty years since Emil Fischer was describing on a platform such as this one some of the work which led to the basic knowledge of the structure of glucose and its relatives. Today we will be concerned with a description of the experiments which have led to a knowledge of the principal reactions by which those carbohydrate structures are created by photosynthetic organisms from carbon dioxide and water, using the energy of light. The speculations on the way in which carbohydrate was built from carbon dioxide began not long after the recognition of the basic reaction and were carried forward first by Justus von Liebig and then by Adolf von Baeyer and, finally, by Richard Wilstatter and Arthur Stoll into this century. Actually, the route by which animal organisms performed the reverse reaction, that is, the combustion of carbohydrate to carbon dioxide and water with the utilization of the energy resulting from this combination, turned out to be the first one to be successfully mapped, primarily by Otto Meyerhoi and Hans Krebs. Our own interest in the basic process of solar energy conversion by green plants began some time in the years between 1935 and 1937, during my postdoctoral studies with Professor Michael Polanyi at Manchester. It was there I first became conscious of the remarkable properties of coordinated metal compounds, particularly metalloporphyins as represented by heme and chlorophyll. A study was begun at that time, which is still continuing, on the electronic behavior of such metalloporphyrins. It was extended and generalized by the stimulus of Professor Gilbert N. Lewis upon my arrival in Berkeley. I hope these continuing studies may one day contribute to the understanding of the precise way in which chlorophyll and its relatives accomplish the primary quantum conversion into chemical potential which is used to drive the carbohydrate synthesis reaction
The photosynthesis of carbon compounds by Melvin Calvin( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isotopic carbon; techniques in its measurement and chemical manipulation, by Melvin Calvin [et al.] by Melvin Calvin( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 1960 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organic chemistry of life; readings from Scientific American by Melvin Calvin( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of space biology and medicine : joint USA/USSR publication by O. G Gazenko( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of organic chemistry, an advanced course by Gerald E. K Branch( Book )

27 editions published between 1941 and 1949 in English and Japanese and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical evolution by Melvin Calvin( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did life come to be on the surface of the earth? Darwin himself recognized that his basic idea of evolution by variation and natural selection must be a continuous process extending backward in time through that period in which the first living things arose and into the period of 'Chemical Evolution' which preceded it. We are approaching the examination of these events by two routes. One is to seek for evidence in the ancient rocks of the earth which were laid down prior to that time in which organisms capable of leaving their skeletons in the rocks to be fossilized were in existence. This period is sometime prior to approximately 600 million years ago. The earth is believed to have taken its present form approximately 4700 million years ago. We have found in rocks whose age is about 1000 million years certain organic molecules which are closely related to the green pigment of plants, chlorophyll. This seems to establish that green plants were already fluorishing prior to that time. We have now found in rocks of still greater age, namely, 2500 million years, the same kinds of molecules mentioned above which can be attributed to the presence of living organisms. If these molecules are as old as the rocks, we have thus shortened the time available for the generation of the complex biosynthetic sequences which give rise to these specific hydrocarbons (polyisoprenoids) to less than 2000 million years
Chemistry of the metal chelate compounds by Arthur E Martell( Book )

26 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Cycle du carbone dans la photosynthèse by James Alan Bassham( Book )

7 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The path of carbon in photosynthesis by Melvin Calvin( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bio-organic chemistry by Melvin Calvin( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The path of carbon in photosynthesis by James Alan Bassham( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the trail of light : a scientific odyssey by Melvin Calvin( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carbonate cleavage in the hydrolysis of diethyl [Alpha]-naphthylmalonate by Arthur Fry( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The path of carbon in photosynthesis VI by Melvin Calvin( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper is a compilation of the essential results of our experimental work in the determination of the path of carbon in photosynthesis. There are discussions of the dark fixation of photosynthesis and methods of separation and identification including paper chromatography and radioautography. The definition of the path of carbon in photosynthesis by the distribution of radioactivity Within the compounds is described
The path of carbon in photosynthesis by E. J Badin( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmagnetic [sic] susceptibilities and electronic structures of aqueous cations of elements 92 to 95 by Jerome J Howland( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photosynthesis. The path of carbon in photosynthesis and the primary quantum conversion act of photosynthesis by Melvin Calvin( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This constitutes a review of the path of carbon in photosynthesis as it has been elaborated through the summer of 1952, with particular attention focused on those aspects of carbon metabolism and i t s variation which have led to some direct information regarding the primary quantum conversion act. An introduction to the arguments which have been adduced in support of the idea that chlorophyll i s a physical sensitizer handing i t s excitation on to thioctic acid, a compound containing a strained 1, 2 -dithiolcyclopentane ring, i s given
 
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Calvin, M.

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Калвин, Мелвин

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