A to Z of Biologists by Lisa Yount

By Lisa Yount

A worthy quantity within the extraordinary Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the machine of biography with the intention to placed a human face on technological know-how - a style that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may need an curiosity in pursuing a occupation in biology. This entire survey good points greater than a hundred and eighty entries and 50 black-and-white images. every one profile specializes in a specific biologist's examine and contributions to the sphere and his or her influence on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned to boot via incidents, quotations, and images. Culturally inclusive and spanning the entire diversity of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on girls and minority biologists specifically articulate the various hindrances that those biologists overcame within the strategy of achieving their pursuits. This quantity is a perfect source for college kids and basic readers attracted to the background of biology or the non-public lives of important biologists.

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In 1838, he married the daughter of an expert in agronomy, the science of farm management, and became interested in his father-inlaw’s profession. He devoted the rest of his life to this study, teaching and doing research at the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers in Paris from 1839 until his death in 1887. Scientists knew that one of the nutrients plants need is nitrogen, an element that, as a gas, makes up 78 percent of the air. Researchers of the time believed that plants absorbed nitrogen from the air, but Boussingault showed that most plants died if raised in soil that lacked nitrogen-containing compounds.

Martin’s stomach, but in a test tube at a colder temperature it took place slowly or not at all. Beaumont published the results of his experiments—about 238 of them— in 1833 in a book titled Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion. This was the first detailed, accurate description of human digestion. Beaumont was transferred to Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, Missouri, in July 1834. He tried to persuade St. Martin to join him there, but he did not offer enough money to let the trader bring his large family as well, so the French Canadian refused.

After three years in the navy, he returned to the university, finally earning his bachelor’s degree in 1948. D. from Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve) in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1952. Berg did postdoctoral research on cancer in Denmark and at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He taught biochemistry in that university’s school of medicine from 1955 to 1959. He then joined the faculty of Stanford University in California, where he has spent the rest of his career. He was head of the department of biochemistry from 1969 to 1974.

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