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Author Pauly, Philip J.

Title Controlling life : Jacques Loeb and the engineering ideal in biology / Philip J. Pauly

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
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Description 1 online resource (252 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
polychrome rdacc
Series Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology
Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology.
Contents 1. The Shaping of a Biologist -- 2. The Engineering Standpoint -- 3. New American Environments -- 4. Evolution and Experimentation -- 5. The Invention of Artificial Parthenogenesis -- 6. Investigating Animal Behavior -- 7. The Problems of a Mechanistic Conception of Life -- 8. The Loebian Influence in American Biology
Summary The biologist Jaques Loeb (1859-1924) helped to shape the practice of modern biological research through his radical emphasis on reductionist experimentation
Analysis United States Biology Loeb, Jacques, 1859-1924
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-237) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Loeb, Jacques, 1859-1924.
Biologists -- United States -- Biography.
Biology -- Philosophy -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195042441 (alk. paper)
1423758455 (electronic bk.)
9780195042443 (alk. paper)
9781423758457 (electronic bk.)