Cover: The Man Who Invented the Chromosome: A Life of Cyril Darlington, from Harvard University PressCover: The Man Who Invented the Chromosome in HARDCOVER

The Man Who Invented the Chromosome

A Life of Cyril Darlington

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$86.50 • £69.95 • €78.00

ISBN 9780674013339

Publication Date: 06/15/2004

Short

342 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

13 halftones, 13 line illustrations

World

  • Introduction
  • I. Adventures in Lancashire
    • 1. An Improbable Birth
    • 2. A Rising Tide
    • 3. Auspicious Beginnings
    • 4. In Search of Tulips and Truth
  • II. Science
    • 5. From Cytology to Evolution
    • 6. Roots of a Scientific Controversy
    • 7. Method, Discipline and Character
  • Interlude
  • III. Politics
    • 8. The Lysenko Affair
    • 9. Marxism and the Slaying of a Mentor
    • 10. Science in a Changing World
  • IV. Man
    • 11. The Conflict of Science and Society
    • 12. On the Determination of Uncertainty
    • 13. The Breakdown of Classical Genetics
    • 14. On the Uncertainty of Determination
    • 15. One Final Hurrah
  • Conclusion: Paradoxes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

From Our Blog

9780674238084

Who We Might Have Been, and Who We Will Become

Who among us hasn’t considered what our lives would be like if we had taken alternate paths, made different decisions? Storytellers of every stripe write of the lives we didn’t have, says Andrew H. Miller, author of On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, the ideas of what might have been are even more appealing. Much like the adolescents on the verge of adulthood in Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Miller tells us, we wait to see what comes next.