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By Lisa Yount

A important quantity within the impressive Scientists sequence, A to Z of Biologists makes use of the equipment of biography to be able to positioned a human face on technological know-how - a mode that provides immediacy to the prose for the excessive schooler who may need an curiosity in pursuing a profession in biology. This finished survey good points greater than a hundred and eighty entries and 50 black-and-white photos. every one profile specializes in a specific biologist's learn and contributions to the sector and his or her impact on scientists whose paintings undefined. Their lives and personalities are mentioned to boot via incidents, quotations, and images. Culturally inclusive and spanning the total variety of biologists from precedent days to the current day, the entries on ladies and minority biologists particularly articulate many of the hindrances that those biologists overcame within the technique of achieving their pursuits. This quantity is a perfect source for college students and common readers drawn to the historical past of biology or the private lives of important biologists.

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For this work, the German emperor called him the “savior of the German soldiers” and awarded him the Iron Cross, an honor seldom given to civilians. Von Behring died in Marburg on March 31, 1917. Further Reading Grundmann, Kornelia. ” Nobel Foundation. Available online. /medicine/ articles/behring. Last updated 2002. ᨳ Beijerinck, Martinus Willem (1851–1931) Dutch Botanist, Microbiologist Martinus Beijerinck was the first to recognize the existence of viruses and describe some of their features, even though he could not see them.

King Louis XV awarded him the title of Comte in 1771. He married Marie de Saint Belin-Malin in 1752, and the couple had one son. Buffon died on April 16, 1788, in Paris after a long battle with kidney disease. Further Reading Buffon, Comte de. : Dover Publications, 1993. Lyon, John, and Philip Slan. From Natural History to the History of Nature: Readings from Buffon and His Critics. : University of Notre Dame Press, 1981. Roger, Jacques. Buffon: A Life in Natural History. Translated by Sarah Lucille Bonnefoi.

She even received anonymous death threats. When a Pfiesteria outbreak in Chesapeake Bay attracted wide media attention and criticism in 1997, however, the Maryland state govern- ment responded very differently. ” Since then, two national panels of scientists have verified Burkholder’s conclusions, and both federal agencies and those in several states, including North Carolina, have set up programs to reduce nutrient pollution, detect Pfiesteria outbreaks quickly, and evaluate their effects on human health.

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