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Bateson, William 1861-1926

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Works: 182 works in 541 publications in 3 languages and 5,154 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Inscriber
Classifications: QH423, 575.1
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Mendel's principles of heredity by William Bateson( Book )

85 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mendel, Gregor Johann
Problems of genetics by William Bateson( Book )

43 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A key figure in the field of evolutionary biology, William Bateson (1861-1926) revived Mendelian methods of analysis to develop Darwin's theory of evolution, thereby pioneering the study of genetics. In these lectures, published at Yale in 1913, Bateson systematically chronicles the era's conflicting and developing theories on taxonomy, speciation, variation and hybridisation, and includes his own thoughts on continuous and discontinuous variation and its causes. Drawing on the comparative physiology and anatomy of species that he knew from his wide experience, citing detailed examples from across the taxonomic kingdoms, Bateson brings to life this exciting time in biology. Because the theories central to the modern understanding of genetics, heredity and evolution were formed at this time, this work remains valuable and relevant to students of biology and the history of science
Materials for the study of variation ; treated with especial regard to discontinuity in the origin of species by William Bateson( Book )

42 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on the work of Darwin and Mendel, the biologist William Bateson (1861-1926) was the first scientist to combine the study of variation, heredity and evolution, and to use the term 'genetics'. This book was first published in 1894 after many years of experimental and theoretical work - particularly in the embryology of the acorn worm genus Balanoglossus - which had been guided by the principle that embryonic developmental stages replay the evolutionary transitions of adult forms of an organism's ancestors. Bateson was the first to challenge this theory, which made him unpopular among the scientific establishment of the time, but he was proved right. Organising his material by anatomical sections, Bateson explores speciation, phylogeny and discontinuous and continuous variation among a wide range of species, including vertebrates, invertebrates and plants. This pioneering work offers great insight into how the study of genetics and inheritance itself evolved
Experiments in plant hybridisation by Gregor Mendel( Book )

43 editions published between 1901 and 2009 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variation und Vererbung, Genetik
Scientific papers of William Bateson by William Bateson( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 1971 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The methods and scope of genetics : an inaugural lecture delivered 23 October 1908 by William Bateson( Book )

33 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from the Steppe, written in the years 1886-1887 by William Bateson( Book )

5 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bateson, F.R.S., his essays & addresses by William Bateson( Book )

4 editions published between 1928 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biological fact and the structure of society. The Herbert Spencer lecture delivered at the examination schools on Wednesday, February 28, 1912 by William Bateson( Book )

5 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in English and German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organization and administration of the finance department by William Bateson( Book )

4 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of organization, also collecting and recording statistics, and office equipment by William Bateson( Book )

3 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports to the Evolution Committee by Royal Society (Great Britain)( )

in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pitman's municipal office organisation and management : a comprehensive manual of information and direction on matters connected with the work of officials of municipalities by William Bateson( Book )

6 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bateson, naturalist : his essays and addresses together with a short account of his life by William Bateson( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bateson (1861-1926) began his academic career working on variation in animals in the light of evolutionary theory. He was inspired by the rediscovery of Gregor Mendel's work on plant hybridisation to pursue further experimental work in what he named 'genetics'. He realised that Mendel's results could help to solve difficult biological questions and controversies which others had glossed over, and to challenge assumptions underlying evolution as it was understood at the time. After two years as Professor of Biology at Cambridge he left in 1910 to become Director of the newly founded John Innes Institute. Bateson's argumentative personality and unorthodox approach did not make him popular, and his reputation declined after his death. Was Bateson misunderstood? Was evolution misunderstood? This 1928 volume - including a substantial memoir by Bateson's wife - gives readers access to selected papers and addresses and allows them to consider him afresh
Reports to the Evolution Committee by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bateson und Carl Correns by O Renner( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variation and differentiation by William Bateson( Book )

5 editions published between 1903 and 1906 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heredity by William Bateson( Book )

4 editions published between 1914 and 1916 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bateson, F.R.S., naturalist : his essays & addresses, together with a short account of his life by William Bateson( Book )

9 editions published in 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments [in the physiology of heredity] by William Bateson( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bateson, W. 1861-1926

Bateson, W. (William)

Bateson, W. (William), 1861-1926

Batexun, 1861-1926

Betson

Gulielmus Bateson

William Bateson brit zoológus, genetikus

William Bateson britischer Genetiker

William Bateson Brits klinische genetica (1861-1926)

William Bateson genetista britannico

Вільям Бетсон

Уильям Бэтсон

Уильям Бэтсон английский биолог, морфолог и генетик

וויליאם בטסון בוטנאי וגנטיקאי בריטי

وليام باتسون

윌리엄 베이트슨

ウィリアム・ベイトソン

ベートスン

ベートソン

威廉·贝特森

巴特遜, 1861-1926

Languages
English (332)

German (12)

Chinese (3)

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Problems of geneticsMaterials for the study of variation ; treated with especial regard to discontinuity in the origin of speciesExperiments in plant hybridisationWilliam Bateson, naturalist : his essays and addresses together with a short account of his life