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Holmes, Frederic Lawrence

Overview
Works: 64 works in 308 publications in 3 languages and 13,298 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QP511.8.L38, B
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Most widely held works about Frederic Lawrence Holmes
 
Most widely held works by Frederic Lawrence Holmes
Lavoisier and the chemistry of life : an exploration of scientific creativity by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instruments and experimentation in the history of chemistry( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Bernard and animal chemistry : the emergence of a scientist by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meselson, Stahl, and the replication of DNA : a history of "the most beautiful experiment in biology " by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1957 two young scientists, Matthew Meselson and Frank Stahl, produced a landmark experiment confirming that DNA replicates as predicted by the double helix structure Watson and Crick had recently proposed. It also gained immediate renown as a "most beautiful" experiment whose beauty was tied to its simplicity. Yet the investigative path that led to the experiment was anything but simple, Frederic L. Holmes shows in this masterful account of Meselson and Stahl's quest." "This book reconstructs the complex route that led to the Meselson-Stahl experiment and provides an inside view of day-to-day scientific research - its unpredictability, excitement, intellectual challenge, and serendipitous windfalls, as well as its frustrations, unexpected diversions away from original plans, and chronic uncertainty. Holmes uses research logs, experimental films, correspondence, and interviews with the participants to record the history of Meselson and Stahl's research, from their first thinking about the problem through the publication of their dramatic results. Holmes also reviews the scientific community's reception of the experiment, the experiment's influence on later investigations, and the reasons for its reputation as an exceptionally beautiful experiment."--Jacket
Antoine Lavoisier, the next crucial year, or The sources of his quantitative method in chemistry by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his development of quantitative experimental methods, the chemist Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794) implemented a principle that many regard as the cornerstone of modern science: in every operation there is an equal quantity of material before and after the operation. The origin of Lavoisier's methods, however, has remained a missing piece in this remarkable episode of scientific history, perhaps because the talented young scientist himself was not prepared for the journey his discoveries would set before him. In this book, Frederic Lawrence Holmes suggests that Lavoisier gradually came to understand the nature and power of his quantitative method during the year 1773, when he began to carry out a research program on the fixation and release of airs. Drawing upon Lavoisier's surviving laboratory notebooks, Holmes presents an engaging portrait of a scientist whose innovative experiments would make him the leader of one of the great upheavals in the history of science
Investigative pathways : patterns and stages in the careers of experimental scientists by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating book is an investigation of scientific creativity. Following the research pathways of outstanding scientists over the past three centuries, it finds common features in their careers and their landmark discoveries and sheds light on the nature of long-term experimental research."--Jacket
The Investigative enterprise : experimental physiology in nineteenth-century medicine( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconceiving the gene : Seymour Benzer's adventures in phage genetics by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating and detailed chronicle, "Reconceptualizing the Gene" relates how, between 1954 and 1961, the biologist Seymour Benzer mapped the fine structure of the rII region of the genome of the bacterial virus known as phage T4. Benzer's accomplishments and discoveries are widely recognized as a tipping point in mid-twentieth-century molecular biology when the nature of the gene was recast in molecular terms. More often than any other individual, he is considered to have led geneticists from the classical gene into the molecular age. Drawing on Benzer's remarkably complete record of his experiments, his correspondence, and published sources, Frederic Lawrence Holmes reconstructs how the former physicist initiated his work in phage biology, and how he accomplished his landmark investigation. The book follows Benzer's investigative pathway as his research unfolded and shifted, and as he adapted to opportunities or disappointments as they arose. The story of Benzer's creativity as a researcher is a fascinating story that also reveals intriguing aspects common to the scientific enterprise
Dictionary of scientific biography : Supplement II( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reworking the bench : research notebooks in the history of science by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research records composed of notes and protocols have long played a role in the efforts to understand the origins of what have come to be seen as the established milestones in the development of modern science. The use of research records to probe the nature of scientific investigation itself however is a recent development in the history of science. With Eduard Dijksterhuis, we could address them as a veritable "epistemologiCal laboratory". The purpose of a workshop entitled "Reworking the Bench: Laboratory Notebooks in the History of Science", held at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin was to bring together historians who have been exploiting such resources, to compare the similarities and differences in the materials they had used and and to measure the potential and scope for future explorations of "science in the making" based on such forms of documentation. The contributions which form this volume are based on papers presented at this workshop or written afterward by participants in the discussions. This is the first book that addresses the issue of research notes for writing history of science in a comprehensive manner. Its case studies range from the early modern period to present and cover a broad range of different disciplines
Eighteenth-century chemistry as an investigative enterprise by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research schools : historical reappraisals( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content: Preface, vii-viii ; Interpretative issues, p. 3-49 (Research schools and their histories ; Tacit knowledge and school formation ; National styles? French and English chemistry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries) ; Case studies: laboratory sciences, p. 53-155 (Group research in German chemistry: Kolbe's Marburg and Leipzig institutes ; Vision studies in Germany: Helmholtz versus Hering ; W.H. Perkin, Jr., at Manchester and Oxford: From Irwell to Isis ; Spain's first school of physics: Blas Cabrera's Laboratorio de Investigaciones Físicas) ; Case studies: beyond the laboratory, p. 159-223 (The Comstock research school in evolutionary entomology ; Clementsian ecologists: the internal dynamics of a research school ; Sir George Darwin and a British school of geophysics) ; Concluding reflections, p. 227-238 (Research schools and new directions in the historiography of science) ; Notes on contributors, p. 239 ; Index, p. 241-248
Between biology and medicine : the formation of intermediary metabolism by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Krebs by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive volume completes Frederic Holmes' notable and detailed biography of Hans Krebs, from the investigator's early development through the major phase of his groundbreaking investigation, which lay the foundations upon which the modern structure of intermediary metabolism is built. With access to Krebs' research notebooks as well as to Krebs himself through more than five years of personal interviews, the author provides an insightful analysis of Hans Krebs and of the scientific process as a whole. The first volume, published in 1991, covered Krebs' formative years in Germany, hi
Hans Krebs by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Krebs by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of scientific biography( Book )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architect of intermediary metabolism by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented
 
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Instruments and experimentation in the history of chemistry
Alternative Names
Frederic L. Holmes

Frederic L. Holmes US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Frederic Lawrence Holmes Amerikaans historicus (1932-2003)

Frederic Lawrence Holmes historiador de la ciencia estadounidense

Holmes, F. L.

Holmes, Frederic L.

Holmes, Frederic L. 1932-2003

Holmes, Frederic Lawrence

Languages
English (227)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

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Instruments and experimentation in the history of chemistryClaude Bernard and animal chemistry : the emergence of a scientistMeselson, Stahl, and the replication of DNA : a history of "the most beautiful experiment in biology "Antoine Lavoisier, the next crucial year, or The sources of his quantitative method in chemistryInvestigative pathways : patterns and stages in the careers of experimental scientistsThe Investigative enterprise : experimental physiology in nineteenth-century medicineReconceiving the gene : Seymour Benzer's adventures in phage geneticsReworking the bench : research notebooks in the history of science