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Henig, Robin Marantz

Overview
Works: 38 works in 164 publications in 7 languages and 13,192 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Popular works  Juvenile works  History  Handbooks and manuals  Documentary television programs  Drama  Public affairs television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: RG135, 576.5092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Marantz Henig
The monk in the garden : the lost and found genius of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the groundbreaking work in genetics conducted by Gregor Mendel, acclaimed as the father of modern genetics, argues that the Moravian monk was far ahead of his time
Pandora's baby : how the first test tube babies sparked the reproductive revolution by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a September Morning in 1973, a hospital administrator in New York City learned of a rogue experiment in progress at his institution and ordered the destruction of a test tube containing a frothy mixture of human eggs and sperm. Had the experiment been allowed to continue, it might have resulted in the first human fetus created through in vitro fertilization. In Pandora's Baby, the award-winning journalist Robin Marantz Henig tells the story of that confrontation, which ushered in a new era in reproductive technology. She takes us back to the early days of IVF, when the procedure was viewed as crackpot science and its pioneers as outsiders in the medical world. Henig lays out the ethical and political battlefield of the 1970s-a battlefield that is recreated with each new technology-and traces the sea change that has occurred in the public perception of "test tube babies." It is a human story, of men and women grappling with the moral implications of a scientific discovery: researchers, couples yearning for babies, hospital administrators, and bioethicists. Through these people Henig brings to life the argument made most forcefully against IVF in the early days: that it was the first step down the slippery slope toward genetic engineering, designer babies, and human clones. Even though this argument is worrisome and antiprogressive, Henig says, many of its most scary prophecies seem to be coming true. Pandora's Baby is a compelling story from the not-so-distant past, which brilliantly presents the scientific and ethical dilemmas we confront ever more starkly as germ-line engineering and human cloning become possible
The myth of senility : misconceptions about the brain and aging by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being adopted by David Brodzinsky( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of adoption demonstrating the lifelong impact being adopted can have on the adoptee
A dancing matrix : voyages along the viral frontier by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaving theory with the dramas of trial and error, Henig provides clear explanations of what viruses are; how they are transported; under what conditions they thrive; how they inflict damage by invading the nucleus of the cell, commandeering the cell's reproductive machinery and destroying its ability to function normally; and how scientists are trying to protect us from them
Twentysomething : why do young adults seem stuck? by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do so many twentysomethings seeem to be taking so long to grow up? Why are they moving back home with college degrees and no prospects? What does it mean to be young today? Did helicopter parents raise an entitled generation? And how different are things, really, from the way they used to be? In the summer of 2010, the author wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine called "What is it About 20-Somethings?" It generated enormous reader response and started a conversation that included both millennials and baby boomers. Now, working with her millennial daughter Samantha, she expands the project to give us a full portrait of what it means to be in your twenties today. Looking through many lenses, they ask whether emerging adulthood has truly become a new rite of passage. They examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research, the financial pressures young people face now, changing cultural expectations, the after effects of helicopter parenting, and the changes that have arisen from social media and all things Internet. Combing trhough the scientific research they find that while some things, like social media have changed the way twenty-somethings live; in other ways being young has always been like this. Moving back home with Mom and Dad, for instance, is not unique to kids today. Neither is making important life choices, although the number of choices today is unprecedented, and can be paralyzing. Most important, they have surveyed more than 120 millennials and baby boomers to give voice to both viewpoints of a conversation that is usually one-sided. This is a book about being young in our time written with insight into this disconcerting stage when young people have to start closing some doors after growing up with the mantra to keep all their options open
A field guide for science writers : the official guide of the National Association of Science Writers by Deborah Blum( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the official text for the National Association of Science Writers. In the eight years since the publication of the first edition of A Field Guide for Science Writing, much about the world has changed. Some of the leading issues in today's political marketplace - embryonic stem cell research, global warming, health care reform, space exploration, genetic privacy, germ warfare - are informed by scientific ideas. Never has it been more crucial for the lay public to be scientifically literate. That's where science writers come in. And that's why it's time for an update to the Field Guide, already a staple of science writing graduate programs across the country. The academic community has recently recognized how important it is for writers to become more sophisticated, knowledgeable, and skeptical about what they write. More than 50 institutions now offer training in science writing. In addition mid-career fellowships for science writers are growing, giving journalists the chance to return to major universities for specialized training. We applaud these developments, and hope to be part of them with this new edition of the Field Guide. In A Field Guide for Science Writers, 2nd Edition, the editors have assembled contributions from a collections of experienced journalists who are every bit as stellar as the group that contributed to the first edition. In the end, what we have are essays written by the very best in the science writing profession. These wonderful writers have written not only about style, but about content, too. These leaders in the profession describe how they work their way through the information glut to find the gems worth writing about. We also have chapters that provide the tools every good science writer needs: how to use statistics, how to weigh the merits of conflicting studies in scientific literature, how to report about risk. And, ultimately, how to write. -- Amazon.com book description
Your premature baby : the complete guide to premie care during that crucial first year by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
The people's health : a memoir of public health and its evolution at Harvard by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monk and two peas : the story of Gregor Mendel and the discovery of genetics by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimenting with peas in his garden in order to discover how species change, adapt and arise anew, the monk Gregor Mendel worked out the basics of the science of genetics. His work was ignored in his lifetime, but 35 years after his paper was written, its significance became immediately apparent
Test tube babies( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists and scholars recount the history of in vitro fertilization. Focuses on the pioneering work of Landrum Shettles
How a woman ages by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dancing matrix : how science confronts emerging viruses by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentysomething why do young adults seem stuck? by Robin Marantz Henig( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking through many lenses, Robin Marantz Henig and her millennial daughter Samantha ask whether emerging adulthood has truly become a new rite of passage. They examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research, the financial pressures young people now face, changing cultural expectations, the aftereffects of helicopter parenting, and the changes that have arisen from social media and all things Internet. Most important, they have surveyed more than 120 millennials and baby boomers to give voice to both viewpoints of a conversation that is usually one-sided
Der Mönch im Garten : die Geschichte des Gregor Mendel und die Entdeckung der Genetik by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaftsjournalistische Aufarbeitung der epochalen Entdeckung der Mechanismen der Evolution durch Gregor Mendel. Geschildert werden sein Leben im Kloster, in dem er seine Vererbungslehre entwickelte und die Auseinandersetzungen seiner Nachfolger über seine Theorien
Hua yuan zhong de seng lu : ji yin zhi fu Meng de er de gu shi by Han Ni Ge( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El monje en el huerto : la vida y el genio de Gregor Mendel padre de la genética by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las fronteras del virus by Robin Marantz Henig( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The monk in the garden : the lost and found genius of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics
Alternative Names
Henig, Robin M.

Khenig, Robin Marant︠s︡

Marantz Henig, Robin

Robin Marantz Henig author and journalist

헤니그, 로빈 마란쯔

ヘニグ, ロビン・マランツ

ヘニッグ, ロビン・マランツ

Languages
English (120)

Spanish (12)

Chinese (3)

Russian (3)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

Korean (1)

Covers
Pandora's baby : how the first test tube babies sparked the reproductive revolutionBeing adoptedA field guide for science writers : the official guide of the National Association of Science WritersYour premature baby : the complete guide to premie care during that crucial first yearThe people's health : a memoir of public health and its evolution at HarvardA monk and two peas : the story of Gregor Mendel and the discovery of geneticsHow a woman agesA dancing matrix : how science confronts emerging viruses