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Popularizing science: the life and work of JBS Haldane

Dronamraju, Krishna R. 2017

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  • Title:
    Popularizing science: the life and work of JBS Haldane
  • Author: Dronamraju, Krishna R.
  • Subjects: Haldane, J. B. S. (John Burdon Sanderson), 1892-1964 ; Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography ; Population Genetics -- History ; Biography
  • Description: This work provides a complete biographical sketch of JBS Haldane, written by Krishna Dronamraju, one of the last living men to have worked personally with Haldane. J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964) is widely appreciated as one of the greatest and most influential British scientists of the 20th century, making significant contributions to genetics, physiology, biochemistry, biometry, cosmology, and other sciences. More remarkable, then, is the fact that Haldane had no formal qualification in science. He made frequent appearances in the media, making pronouncements on a variety of poignant topics including mining disasters, meteorites, politics, and the economy, and was a popular scientific essay writer. Haldane also was famed for conducting painful experiments on himself, including several instances in which he permanently injured himself. A staunch Marxist and convert to Hinduism, Haldane lived a diverse, lively and interesting life that is still revered by today's science community. A biography...
  • Creation Date: 2017
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: E-ISBN: 9780199333943

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