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I died for beauty : Dorothy Wrinch and the cultures of science

Author: Marjorie Senechal
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dorothy Wrinch; Dorothy Wrinch; Dorothy Wrinch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Senechal
ISBN: 9780199732593 0199732590
OCLC Number: 785874210
Description: ix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Dorothy Wrinch. 1. Prologue --
2. Culture clash at Cold Spring Harbor --
3. Symmetry Festival --
4. Dot --
Part II. Logics. 5. The Wrangler --
6. Dear Mr. Russell --
7. The Summation of Pleasure --
8. Scientific method --
Part III. Biology in Transition. 9. The Spicules of Sponges --
10. Homes are Hell --
11. Metamorphoses --
12. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest --
Part IV. Proteins and the Imagination. 13. Buzz --
14. The Cyclol Model --
5. What Is She Doing Here? --
16. "Linus and Dorothy," the Opera, with Talkback --
Part V. The Rosetta Stone of the Solid State. 17. Crystals --
18. X-rays and Insulin --
19. Structure factors --
20. Amherst College Wife --
Part VI. I Died for Beauty. 21. The Sequel --
22. Strange Doings at Sandoz --
23. Swan Song --
24. Epilogue.
Responsibility: Marjorie Senechal.
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