The Resource Intellectual Pursuits of Nicolas Rashevsky : the Queer Duck of Biology, Maya M. Shmailov

Intellectual Pursuits of Nicolas Rashevsky : the Queer Duck of Biology, Maya M. Shmailov

Label
Intellectual Pursuits of Nicolas Rashevsky : the Queer Duck of Biology
Title
Intellectual Pursuits of Nicolas Rashevsky
Title remainder
the Queer Duck of Biology
Statement of responsibility
Maya M. Shmailov
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who was Nicolas Rashevsky? To answer that question, this book draws on Rashevsky's unexplored personal archival papers and shares interviews with his family, students and friends, as well as discussions with biologists and mathematical biologists, to flesh out and complete the picture. "Most modern-day biologists have never heard of Rashevsky. Why?" In what constitutes the first detailed biography of theoretical physicist Nicolas Rashevsky (1899-1972), spanning key aspects of his long scientific career, the book captures Rashevsky's ways of thinking about the place mathematical biology should have in biology and his personal struggle for the acceptance of his views. It brings to light the tension between mathematicians, theoretical physicists and biologists when it comes to the introduction of physico-mathematical tools into biology. Rashevsky's successes and failures in his efforts to establish mathematical biology as a subfield of biology provide an important test case for understanding the role of theory (in particular mathematics) in understanding the natural world. With the biological sciences moving towards new vistas of inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations and research programs, the book will appeal to a wide readership ranging from historians, sociologists, and ethnographers of American science and culture to students and general readers with an interest in the history of the life sciences, mathematical biology and the social construction of science
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EBLCP
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Shmailov, Maya M
Dewey number
510
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH31.R17
LC item number
S46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Science Networks. Historical Studies,
Series volume
volume 55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rashevsky, Nicolas
  • Rashevsky, Nicolas
  • Biologists
  • Biomathematics
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Biologists
  • Biomathematics
  • Ukraine
  • Biology, life sciences
  • History of science
  • Maths for scientists
  • History of mathematics
Label
Intellectual Pursuits of Nicolas Rashevsky : the Queer Duck of Biology, Maya M. Shmailov
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-39922-5
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-199)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • How Experiments End: The Drama at Chicago. Pawns on a Chess Board. "Mustard Plaster". The End. Trotsky of Mathematical Biology. Last of the Mohicans -- Conclusions -- Bibliography
  • 1.
  • An Overview: Rashevsky's Mathematical Biology. A Brief Sketch of Rashevsky's Life. Crossing Boundaries: When Interest Crystallizes. Rashevsky's Mathematical Biologist. 1st Arc of Intellectual Trajectory. Cell as a "Sphere". Exciting Nerves. An Outsider's Sad Lot
  • 2.
  • Chicago Experiments in Mathematical Biology. In Search of a "Queer Duck". A Forward-Looking Policy in the Division of Biological Sciences. The Scientific Pathfinder. An Experiment in Scientific Procedure: The Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology. The Queer Ducks: The University of Chicago Group of Mathematical Biologists
  • 3.
  • Scientific Experiment: Attempts to Converse Across Disciplinary Boundaries Using the Method of Approximation. Cell Division and Cellular Aggregates. Central Nervous System (CNS). Mathematical Biology of Human Relations: Laying Down the Foundation for Mathematical Sociology. Growing Up and Making a Name. Making "an Honest Woman" of Mathematical Biology
  • 4.
  • Breaking Through the Iron Curtain. In Search of the Holy Grail: Discovering Form and Relations in Biology. Betting on a Dark Horse. A New Reign in Chicago. Towards the Golden Years
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 199 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319399225
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-39922-5
Other physical details
portraits.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958384942
  • (OCoLC)ocn958384942
Label
Intellectual Pursuits of Nicolas Rashevsky : the Queer Duck of Biology, Maya M. Shmailov
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-39922-5
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-199)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • How Experiments End: The Drama at Chicago. Pawns on a Chess Board. "Mustard Plaster". The End. Trotsky of Mathematical Biology. Last of the Mohicans -- Conclusions -- Bibliography
  • 1.
  • An Overview: Rashevsky's Mathematical Biology. A Brief Sketch of Rashevsky's Life. Crossing Boundaries: When Interest Crystallizes. Rashevsky's Mathematical Biologist. 1st Arc of Intellectual Trajectory. Cell as a "Sphere". Exciting Nerves. An Outsider's Sad Lot
  • 2.
  • Chicago Experiments in Mathematical Biology. In Search of a "Queer Duck". A Forward-Looking Policy in the Division of Biological Sciences. The Scientific Pathfinder. An Experiment in Scientific Procedure: The Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology. The Queer Ducks: The University of Chicago Group of Mathematical Biologists
  • 3.
  • Scientific Experiment: Attempts to Converse Across Disciplinary Boundaries Using the Method of Approximation. Cell Division and Cellular Aggregates. Central Nervous System (CNS). Mathematical Biology of Human Relations: Laying Down the Foundation for Mathematical Sociology. Growing Up and Making a Name. Making "an Honest Woman" of Mathematical Biology
  • 4.
  • Breaking Through the Iron Curtain. In Search of the Holy Grail: Discovering Form and Relations in Biology. Betting on a Dark Horse. A New Reign in Chicago. Towards the Golden Years
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 199 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319399225
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-39922-5
Other physical details
portraits.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958384942
  • (OCoLC)ocn958384942

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