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Why study biology by the sea?

Author: Karl S Matlin; Jane Maienschein; Rachel A Ankeny; Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.),
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: Convening science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the middle of the 19th century, biologists have migrated to the seashore to study marine organisms as a way of understanding life. By the turn of the 20th century, such work was being done inside permanent seaside field stations. The Stazione Zoologica, in Naples, Italy (from 1874), and the Marine Biological Laboratory, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts (from 1888), attracted leaders in many biological fields, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl S Matlin; Jane Maienschein; Rachel A Ankeny; Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.),
ISBN: 9780226672762 022667276X 9780226672939 022667293X
OCLC Number: 1121422221
Notes: Outgrowth of the twenty-ninth annual MBL-Arizona State University History of Biology Seminar, held at the Marine Biology Laboratory in 2016. (Introduction)
Description: x, 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface / Nipam H. Patel --
Part one Marine places. 1 Why have biologists studied at the seashore? : the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory / Jane Maienschein ; 2 Marine biology studies at Naples : the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn / Christiane Groeben ; 3 The first marine biological station in modern China : Amoy University and Amphioxus / Christine Yi Lai Luk ; 4 The Misaki Marine Biological Station's dual roles for zoology and fisheries, 1800s-1930s / Kjell David Ericson --
Part two Marine practice. 5 Illuminating animal behavior : the impact of laboratory structure on tropism research at marine stations / Samantha Muka ; 6 The scientific fishery : sampling, dissecting, and drawing in the Gulf of Naples / Katharina Steiner ; 7 A dual mission : research and education as critical factors for the scientific integrity of the Marine Biological Laboratory / Kate MacCord ; 8 Francis O. Schmitt : at the intersection of neuroscience and squid / Kathryn Maxson Jones ; 9 Microscopes and moving molecules : the discovery of kinesin at the Marine Biological Laboratory / Karl S. Matlin ; 10 Using repertoires to explore changing practices in recent coral research / Rachel A. Ankeny and Sabina Leonelli ; 11 Why study sex by the sea? : marine organisms and the problems of fertilization and cell cleavage / Michael R. Dietrich, Nathan Crowe, and Rachel A. Ankeny ; 12 Hagfish and vascular biology : why the marine model matters / Marianne A. Grant and William C. Aird --
Epilogue: The future of biological research will be found in the oceans / Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado.
Series Title: Convening science.
Responsibility: edited by Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Rachel A. Ankeny.

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"Since the middle of the 19th century, biologists have migrated to the seashore to study marine organisms as a way of understanding life. By the turn of the 20th century, such work was being done inside permanent seaside field stations. The Stazione Zoologica, in Naples, Italy (from 1874), and the Marine Biological Laboratory, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts (from 1888), attracted leaders in many biological fields, and helped establish biology as a modern science. Why Study Biology by the Sea? tells the story of these unique scientific institutions while attempting to answer the contemporary question, "Why study biology by the sea?" The volume examines the origins and value of these places via perspectives that range from cell biology to philosophy of science"--

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