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The eureka! moment : 100 key scientific discoveries of the 20th century

Author: Rupert Lee
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert Lee
ISBN: 0415939410 9780415939416
OCLC Number: 50155756
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Yellow Fever Virus (Reed, 1900) --
Blood Groups (Landsteiner, 1901) --
Vitamins (Hopkins, 1912) --
Insulin (Banting and Best, 1922) --
Brain Waves (Berger, 1929) --
Penicillin (Fleming, 1929) --
Sulphonamides (Domagk, 1935) --
Rejection of Transplants (Gibson and Medawar, 1943) --
Sickle Cell Anaemia (Pauling et al, 1949) --
Smoking Causes Lung Cancer (Doll and Hill, 1950; Wynder and Graham, 1950) --
The Polio Vaccine (Salk, 1953) --
Interferons (Isaacs and Lindemann, 1957; Isaacs et al, 1957) --
Prions (Prusiner et al, 1983) --
HIV (Barre-Sinoussi et al, 1983) --
Helicobacter pylori (Marshall et al, 1985) --
Embryonic Stem Cells Grown Artificially (Gearhart, 1997) --
History of Life --
First Clues About How Life Began (Miller, 1953) --
The Early Presence of Life on Earth (Mojzsis et al, 1996) --
The Origin of Higher Organisms (Sagan, 1967) --
Nemesis of the Dinosaurs (Alvarez et al, 1980) --
'Lucy' (Johanson and Taieb, 1976) --
The 'Taung Child' (Dart, 1925) --
Biology --
Conditioned Reflexes (Pavlov, 1906) --
Bacteriophages (d'Herelle, 1917) --
The Vertebrate Organiser (Spemann and Mangold, 1924) --
Urease (Sumner, 1926) --
Progesterone (Corner and Allen, 1929) --
The Krebs Cycle (Krebs and Johnson, 1937) --
ATP (Lipmann, 1941) --
Bee Dances (von Frisch, 1946) --
Evolution Driven by Competition (Lack, 1947) --
How Nerves Work (Hodgkin et al, 1952; Hodgkin and Huxley, 1952) --
The Chemical Composition of Insulin (Sanger and Thompson, 1953) --
The Structure of Vitamin B12 (Hodgkin et al, 1956) --
The Calvin Cycle in Photosynthesis (Calvin, 1962) --
Monoclonal Antibodies (Kohler and Milstein, 1975) --
Genetics --
One Gene --
One Enzyme (Garrod, 1909) --
Genes on Chromosomes (Morgan, 1910) --
Genes are Made of DNA (Avery et al, 1944) --
Gene Recombination in Bacteria (Lederberg and Tatum, 1946) --
Transposons (McClintock, 1951) --
The DNA Double Helix (Watson and Crick, 1953) --
The Central Dogma (Crick, 1958) --
The Nature of the DNA Code (Crick at al, 1961) --
The Operon (Jacob and Monod, 1961) --
Reverse Transcriptase (Baltimore, 1970; Temin and Mitsuzani 1970) --
Oncogenes (Martin, 1970) --
Sequencing a Genome (Sanger et al, 1977) --
The Antibody Problem (Tonegawa, 1983) --
Homeobox Genes (McGinnis et al, 1984) --
DNA Fingerprints (Jeffreys et al, 1985) --
'Dolly', the Cloned Sheep (Wilmut et al, 1997) --
Astronomy and Cosmology --
Galaxies (Hubble, 1925) --
The Expanding Universe (Hubble, 1929) --
Pluto (Tombaugh, 1930) --
What Makes Stars Shine (Bethe and Critchfield, 1938; Bethe, 1939) --
The Age of the Solar System (Patterson, 1955) --
The Origin of the Chemical Elements (Burbidge et al, 1957) --
Quasars (Hazard et al, 1963; Schmidt, 1963; Oke, 1963; Greenstein and Matthews, 1963) --
Proof of the Big Bang (Penzias and Wilson, 1965) --
Pulsars (Hewish et al, 1968) --
Organic Molecules in Interstellar Space (Snyder at al, 1969) --
Gamma-Ray Bursters (Djorgovski et al, 1997; Metzger et al, 1997) --
Planets Orbiting Other Stars (Mayor and Queroz, 1997) --
The Age of the Universe (Freedman et al, 2000) --
Earth Sciences --
The Earth's Core (Oldham, 1906) --
The Moho (Mohorovicic, 1909) --
The Ionosphere (Appleton and Barnett, 1925) --
Plate Tectonics (Morgan, 1968) --
Methane Clathrate in the Ocean Depths (Hollister et al, 1972) --
Black Smokers (Spiess et al, 1980) --
The Ozone Hole (Farman et al, 1985) --
Chemistry --
The Haber Process (Haber, 1909) --
Chemical Bonds (Lewis, 1916) --
Polymers (Staudinger and Fritschi, 1922) --
Plutonium (McMillan and Abelson, 1940) --
Ziegler-Natta Catalysts (Ziegler et al, 1955) --
Buckminsterfullerene (Kroto et al, 1985) --
High-Temperature Superconductors (Muller and Bednorz, 1986) --
Physics --
The Quantum Theory (Planck, 1900) --
Radioactive Decay (Rutherford and Soddy, 1903) --
Proof That Atoms Exist (Einstein, 1905) --
Photons (Einstein, 1905) --
Special Relativity (Einstein, 1905) --
Superconductivity (Kammelingh Onnes, 1911) --
The Atomic Nucleus (Rutherford, 1911) --
Cosmic Rays (Hess, 1912) --
General Relativity (Einstein, 1915) --
The Proton (Rutherford, 1919) --
The Quantum Atom (Bohr, 1923) --
The Uncertainty Principle (Heisenberg, 1927) --
The Positron (Anderson, 1932) --
The Neutron (Chadwick, 1932) --
Nuclear Fusion (Rutherford et al, 1933) --
Nuclear Fission (Hahn and Strassmann, 1939) --
The Transistor (Bardeen and Brittain, 1948) --
The Neutrino (Reines and Cowan, 1953) --
The Hunting of the Quarks (Friedman, 1972) --
The W and Z Particles (Amison et al, 1983) --
Bose-Einstein Condensate (anderson et al, 1995). Science in the Year 2000.
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