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Title The American Development of Biology / Ronald Rainger, Jane Maienschein, Keith R. Benson.
Imprint Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource : 4 illustrations
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Dec. 09, 2016).
Subject Biology -- United States -- History -- Congresses.
United States.
Genre Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Contributors -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part One. Natural History to Biology -- 1. Museums on Campus: A Tradition of Inquiry and Teaching -- 2. From Museum Research to Laboratory Research: The Transformation of Natural History into Academic Biology -- Part Two. Centers of Cooperation -- 3. Organizing Biology: The American Society of Naturalists and its "Affiliated Societies," 1883-1923 -- 4. Summer Resort and Scientific Discipline: Woods Hole and the Structure of American Biology, 1882-1925 -- 5. Whitman at Chicago: Establishing a Chicago Style of Biology? -- Part Three. Working at the Boundaries of Biology -- 6. Charles Otis Whitman, Wallace Craig, and the Biological Study of Animal Behavior in the United States, 1898-1925 -- 7. Vertebrate Paleontology as Biology: Henry Fairfield Osborn and the American Museum of Natural History -- 8. Organism and Environment: Frederic Clements's Vision of a Unified Physiological Ecology -- 9. Mendel in America: Theory and Practice, 1900-1919 -- 10. Cellular Politics: Ernest Everett Just, Richard B. Goldschmidt, and the Attempt to Reconcile Embryology and Genetics -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Selected as one of the Best "Sci-Tech" Books of 1988 by Library Journal The essays in this volume represent original work to celebrate the centenary of the American Society of Zoologists. They illustrate the impressive nature of historical scholarship that has subsequently focused on the development of biology in the United States.
Other Author Benson, Keith R.
Maienschein, Jane.
Rainger, Ronald, 1949-
Other Title Print version: 9780812280920.