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

Autore: Marjorie Senechal
Editore: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"A biography of Dorothy Wrinch"--
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Dorothy Wrinch
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Marjorie Senechal
ISBN: 9780199732593 0199732590
Numero OCLC: 785874210
Descrizione: ix, 300 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Marjorie Senechal.
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