The Resource Egg & Ego : An Almost True Story of Life in the Biology Lab, by J. M. W. Slack, (electronic resource)

Egg & Ego : An Almost True Story of Life in the Biology Lab, by J. M. W. Slack, (electronic resource)

Label
Egg & Ego : An Almost True Story of Life in the Biology Lab
Title
Egg & Ego
Title remainder
An Almost True Story of Life in the Biology Lab
Statement of responsibility
by J. M. W. Slack
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Egg and Ego is a lighthearted look at the nature of academic science. It is intended for anyone interested in biology but particularly for biology students who want to find out what is in store for them in the future. It starts with an account of one particular experiment, which is later opened out to introduce the excitement arising from recent progress in associated areas of biology. It then describes the everyday aspects of scientific work, ignored by philosophers of science. These range from cleaning up radioactive contamination, to how to fill in biohazard forms, to how newly appointed professors bargain for money. The "Egg" of the title refers to the science of developmental biology, which is the specialty of the author, and which provides the material for many of the anecdotes. The "Ego" relates to the vanity of the scientists themselves. Academic scientists have to struggle to maintain their research funding. To do this they must persuade other scientists that they are very good, and that means work at a good institution, publishing papers in the most fashionable journals and giving lectures at the most prestigious meetings. Success often goes to those with the largest egos and their style of operation is described in this book. The final chapter is about relations between science and the outside world in the shape of the media, illustrated by the remarkable "case of the headless frog". The author is a well-known scientist who has worked at both universities and research institutes. He has published over 100 scientific papers and an influential book about embryonic development: "From Egg to Embryo"
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Slack, J. M. W
Dewey number
570
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0
LC call number
QH301-705
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Cytology
  • Zoology
  • Biochemistry
  • Life Sciences, general
  • Biomedicine general
  • Cell Biology
  • Zoology
  • Biochemistry, general
Label
Egg & Ego : An Almost True Story of Life in the Biology Lab, by J. M. W. Slack, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Experiment -- What we did in the slaughterhouse, and afterwards -- 2. The Greasy Pole -- How I got up it myself -- 3. The Growth Factors -- The most expensive substances in the world. Postscript: Molecular Biology, BC and AC -- 4. On the Catwalk: Publication and Presentation -- What scientists and actors have in common -- 5. The Frog and Its Spawn -- From pregnancy test to the cover ofCell. -- 6. Who’s Who in the Lab -- From the candidate to the chairman, who they are, what they do, and why -- 7. Laboratory Life and Death -- Radiation, genetic engineering, animals, computers, technology transfer -- 8. The Ground Plan of Evolution -- Why all animals are really the same -- 9. Paying for It All -- Where satisfaction means unending exponential growth -- 10. The Case of the Headless Frog -- Science and the media -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 195 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461214205
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4612-1420-5
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3400000000089536
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4612-1420-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3075203
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000089536
Label
Egg & Ego : An Almost True Story of Life in the Biology Lab, by J. M. W. Slack, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Experiment -- What we did in the slaughterhouse, and afterwards -- 2. The Greasy Pole -- How I got up it myself -- 3. The Growth Factors -- The most expensive substances in the world. Postscript: Molecular Biology, BC and AC -- 4. On the Catwalk: Publication and Presentation -- What scientists and actors have in common -- 5. The Frog and Its Spawn -- From pregnancy test to the cover ofCell. -- 6. Who’s Who in the Lab -- From the candidate to the chairman, who they are, what they do, and why -- 7. Laboratory Life and Death -- Radiation, genetic engineering, animals, computers, technology transfer -- 8. The Ground Plan of Evolution -- Why all animals are really the same -- 9. Paying for It All -- Where satisfaction means unending exponential growth -- 10. The Case of the Headless Frog -- Science and the media -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 195 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461214205
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4612-1420-5
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3400000000089536
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4612-1420-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3075203
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000089536

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