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The Resource Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology, Gino Segrè

Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology, Gino Segrè

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Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology
Title
Ordinary geniuses
Title remainder
Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology
Statement of responsibility
Gino Segrè
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A biography of two maverick scientists whose intellectual wanderlust kick-started modern genomics and cosmology. Max Delbruck and George Gamow, the so-called ordinary geniuses of Segre's third book, were not as famous or as decorated as some of their colleagues in midtwentieth-century physics, yet these two friends had a profound influence on how we now see the world, both on its largest scale (the universe) and its smallest (genetic code). Their maverick approach to research resulted in truly pioneering science. Wherever these men ventured, they were catalysts for great discoveries. Here Segre honors them in his typically inviting and elegant style and shows readers how they were far from "ordinary". While portraying their personal lives Segre, a scientist himself, gives readers an inside look at how science is done--collaboration, competition, the influence of politics, the role of intuition and luck, and the sense of wonder and curiosity that fuels these extraordinary minds. Ordinary Geniuses will appeal to the readers of Simon Singh, Amir Aczel, and other writers exploring the history of scientific ideas and the people behind them"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Segrè, Gino
Dewey number
  • 572.8092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.D434
LC item number
S44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Delbrück, Max
  • Gamow, George
  • Molecular biologists
  • Physicists
  • SCIENCE / Physics
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
Label
Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology, Gino Segrè
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm682892638
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780670022762
Lccn
2011009309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)682892638
  • (Sirsi) a1076094
Label
Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology, Gino Segrè
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm682892638
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780670022762
Lccn
2011009309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)682892638
  • (Sirsi) a1076094

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