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The Resource A cultural history of heredity, Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, (electronic resource)

A cultural history of heredity, Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, (electronic resource)

Label
A cultural history of heredity
Title
A cultural history of heredity
Statement of responsibility
Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
<DIV> It was only around 1800 that heredity began to enter debates among physicians, breeders, and naturalists. Soon thereafter it evolved into one of the most fundamental concepts of biology. Here Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger offer a succinct cultural history of the scientific concept of heredity. They outline the dramatic changes the idea has undergone since the early modern period and describe the political and technological developments that brought about these changes. Müller-Wille and Rheinberger begin with an account of premodern theories of generation, showing that these were concerned with the procreation of individuals rather than with hereditary transmission. The authors reveal that when hereditarian thinking first emerged, it did so in a variety of cultural domains, such as politics and law, medicine, natural history, breeding, and anthropology. Müller-Wille and Rheinberger then track theories of heredity from the late nineteenth century-when leading biologists considered it in light of growing societal concerns with race and eugenics-through the rise of classical and molecular genetics in the twentieth century, to today, as researchers apply sophisticated information technologies to understand heredity. What readers come to see from this exquisite history is why it took such a long time for heredity to become a prominent concept in the life sciences and why it gained such overwhelming importance in those sciences and the broader culture over the last two centuries. </DIV>
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Müller-Wille, Staffan
Dewey number
576.5
Index
index present
LC call number
QH438.5
LC item number
.M8513 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heredity
  • Genetics
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
Label
A cultural history of heredity, Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Vererbung: Geschichte und Kultur eines biologischen Konzepts
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Heredity: knowledge and power -- Generation, reproduction, evolution -- Heredity in separate domains -- First syntheses -- Heredity, race, and eugenics -- Disciplining heredity -- Heredity and molecular biology -- Gene technology, genomics, postgenomics: attempt at an outlook
Control code
796815884
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280778353
Lccn
2011050826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)796815884
Label
A cultural history of heredity, Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Translation of: Vererbung: Geschichte und Kultur eines biologischen Konzepts
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Heredity: knowledge and power -- Generation, reproduction, evolution -- Heredity in separate domains -- First syntheses -- Heredity, race, and eugenics -- Disciplining heredity -- Heredity and molecular biology -- Gene technology, genomics, postgenomics: attempt at an outlook
Control code
796815884
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280778353
Lccn
2011050826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)796815884

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