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

Auteur : Marjorie Senechal
Éditeur : Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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"A biography of Dorothy Wrinch"--
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Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : Dorothy Wrinch; Dorothy Wrinch; Dorothy Wrinch
Type d’ouvrage : Biography
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Marjorie Senechal
ISBN : 9780199732593 0199732590
Numéro OCLC : 785874210
Description : ix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : Marjorie Senechal.
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A biography of the complex and fascinating Dorothy Wrinch, her much publicized scientific feud with Linus Pauling, and her contributions to science  Lire la suite...

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It is tremendous that Senechal has excavated this story. She offers a gripping portrait of an era and of a scientist whose complications acquire a tragic glamour. It is a cautionary tale for which we Lire la suite...

 
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