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Barbara McClintock: Nobel Prize Geneticist (Spotlight Biography) (English Edition) [Versión Kindle]

Edith Hope Fine

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Barbara McClintock’s most noted discovery, “jumping genes,” changed the world of modern genetics and her name is recognized worldwide. In 1983, at age eighty-one, she became the first woman ever to receive an unshared Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Before then few people, including other scientists, understood the importance of McClintock’s research. For decades she worked on her own in the fields, growing crops of maize—Indian corn—and in her lab, studying the inner workings of generations of corn. With quiet brilliance, she found joy in her detailed experiments, seldom bothering to publish her findings, never seeking the spotlight. Against all odds, this unassuming scientist persisted, bringing focus, big ideas, and gentle humor to her work. Her startling discoveries applied not just to maize, but to all living organisms.

Even as a child, Barbara McClintock had no interest in dolls or tea parties. She loved playing sports and being out in the natural world noticing things others missed. In high school she was drawn to science and went on to earn a Ph.D. in botany from Cornell University, then began her research career, often scrambling for funds to support her work. In the end, McClintock’s groundbreaking discoveries earned her wide respect and numerous distinguished honors.

Read this fascinating portrait of a scientist who harnessed her dreams and her intellect to challenge the world's understanding of heredity. This title is the first in the new Spotlight Biographies ebook series for readers ages nine and up featuring well-researched, in-depth biographies about people who have made a difference.

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  • Formato: Versión Kindle
  • Tamaño del archivo: 1281 KB
  • Longitud de impresión: 104
  • Editor: eFrog Press (12 de abril de 2012)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Idioma: Inglés
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Amazon.com: 4.8 de un máximo de 5 estrellas  9 opiniones
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4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas lady geneticist 14 de abril de 2012
Por happy reader - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Versión Kindle
Sad that Barbara was not close to her mother, but it seems she was allowed much freedom to follow her passion. A true role model for girls and boys who may see themselves as independents, individual thinkers and who can follow their passion. I so enjoyed this book and want to share it with family.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas A Person Kids Need to Know 15 de abril de 2012
Por Evelyn Pinkerton - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Versión Kindle|Compra verificada
This well-written biography features an inspiring subject who changed the way people thought about genetics. As with all Edith Fine's other books, this author has done extensive research, brought out McClintock's personality, used vivid language, and now, entered this biography into the electronic medium. Students need to know about Barbara McCintock.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Inspiring person, beautifully portrayed 22 de abril de 2012
Por David E. Papoi - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Versión Kindle|Compra verificada
Ms. Fine easily makes a complex subject accessible to the lay person in this excellent young person's biography of Barbara McClintock. By focusing on the achievements of this remarkable scientist within a context of her upbringing, we are reminded as adult readers of our responsibility to allow our fledglings to soar. Is the book the most exhaustive recount of Ms. McClintock's accomplishments? Nope, nor do I suspect Ms. Fine meant it to be the be-all-end-all biography. It's just downright readable to the layperson, and therein lies the beauty of the book. This is a book for all of us, not just for young people. Any way to give it six stars?
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas An inspiring story for all ages 30 de abril de 2012
Por N. L. Eskeland - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Author Edith Fine marvelously takes us into the amazing world of a scientist who defied all odds in her tenacity and relentless pursuit of significant scientific discoveries in the field of genetics. Barbara McClintock, a pioneer in her field, overcame hurdles of prejudice for being a woman, proving that a brilliant intellect is genderless, thus easing the path for future women scientists. Ms. Fine's style of weaving narrative with scientific facts has once again underscored her great gift as a storyteller. It was a pleasure to read this book and learn more about the great scientist's work and life.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas A Fascinating Woman 18 de abril de 2012
Por Kindle Customer - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Ms. Fine has created a wonderful biography about a truly fascinating woman. This book is well researched and would be a great resource for a biographical report. The links are a great addition.
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