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Wolpert, L. (Lewis)

Works: 121 works in 465 publications in 14 languages and 12,042 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Interviews  Miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Other, Editor, Interviewee, Recipient
Classifications: QH491, 571.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by L Wolpert
Principles of development by L Wolpert( Book )

100 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developmental biology is at the core of all biology. This text emphasises the principles and key developments in order to provide an approach and style that will appeal to students at all levels
The triumph of the embryo by L Wolpert( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of embryology written for the non-specialist, explaining the most fundamental and important biological questions of the field
How we live and why we die : the secret lives of cells by L Wolpert( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Wolpert, an internationally acclaimed embryologist, draws on the recent discoveries of genetics to demonstrate how human life derives from a single cell and then grows into a body: an incredibly complete society made up of billions of cells. Wolpert sensitively examines the science behind often controversial research topics that are much discussed but rarely understood - stem cell research, cloning, DNA, and mutating cancer cells - all the while illuminating how the intricacies of cellular behavior bear directly on human behavior."--Inside jacket
Malignant sadness : the anatomy of depression by L Wolpert( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is depression a question of genetics, bad parental care, or distressing life events? This is the first book to present in accessible terms what scientists and psychiatrists know about the subject. Professor Wolpert looks at the possible causes, and at the two main ways of understanding depression - the biological and the psychological. He explores how various cultures experience depression in very different ways and assesses known treatments and cures (drugs, therapy, ECT). Finally, he asks whether depression can be avoided altogether."--Jacket
The unnatural nature of science by L Wolpert( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the philosophy of science
Six impossible things before breakfast : the evolutionary origins of belief by L Wolpert( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the psychological roots and possible evolutionary benefits of belief and "magical thinking," including belief in religions, superstitions, and the paranormal; examines the beliefs of children and animals; and discusses delusions caused by psychiatric illnesses, neurological abnormalities, psychedelic drugs, and hypnosis
A passion for science by L Wolpert( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vraaggesprekken met natuurwetenschappers
Passionate minds : the inner world of scientists by L Wolpert( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular stereotype of the scientist as mad boffin or weedy nerd has been peddled widely in film and fiction, with the implication that the world of science is far removed from the intellectual and emotional messiness of other human activities. In Passionate Minds, distinguished scientist Lewis Wolpert investigates the style and motivation of some of the most eminent scientists in the world. In this stimulating collection of conversations, scientists in fields as diverse as particle physics and evolutionary biology explore how their backgrounds have shaped their careers and discoveries - how being an outsider or an "innocent" can play an invaluable role in overcoming conventional barriers to new understanding. Being a little crazy does seem to help. As Nobel laureate for physics Sheldon Glashow says, "If you would simply take all the kookiest ideas of the early 1970s and put them together you would have made for yourself the theory which is, in fact, the correct theory of nature, so it was like madness ..." These personal explorations with individual scientists are not only accessible and truly fascinating in their insights into the minds of some of the greatest men and women of science, but they also provide a strong case that the life and works of our leading scientists are at least as illuminating and interesting as the personalities of the latest literary prizewinners. A sequel to A Passion for Science, this book will delight and intrigue scientists and non-scientists alike
Developmental biology : a very short introduction by L Wolpert( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The development of a single cell, a fertilized egg, into a fly, an elephant, or a human baby is one of the most remarkable near-miracles achieved by nature. How does this astonishing feat happen? How does the egg 'know' what to become? These are the questions that the field of developmental biology seeks to answer. It is an area closely linked to genetics, evolution, and cell biology. This Very Short Introduction, written by the distinguished developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert, gives a concise account of what we know about development, discusses the first vital steps of growth, and explores one of the liveliest areas of scientific research."--Publisher description
You're looking very well : the surprising nature of getting old by L Wolpert( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We now live longer today than at any time in history. In the UK, more people are aged over sixty five than under sixteen and by 2050, over a third of the developed world will be over sixty. How should we deal with this phenomenon? What are the scientific reasons for ageing? And can or should we prevent it?
Why can't a man be more like a woman? : the evolution of sex and gender by L Wolpert( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the physical and psychological differences between the sexes, and argues that they have a biological basis and that males are essentially specialized modifications of females
Sydney Brenner : a life in science by Sydney Brenner( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depression : a living hell by Lewis Wolper( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of clinical depression. Patients describe their feelings, while cognitive therapy pioneer Aaron Beck and other researchers discuss the results of their inquiries into contributory causes of depression. Case studies of patients with adult, childhood, and postnatal depression define the spectrum of the illness
The development of pattern and form in animals by L Wolpert( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of biological pattern formation : a Royal Society discussion ... held on 25 and 26 March 1981 by Sydney Brenner( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of pattern and form in animals by L Wolpert( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, technology and social responsibility : a discussion meeting organized by L. Wolpert, I. Nussey and A. MacDonald, and held at the Royal Society on Tuesday 16 March 1999 by Royal Society (GB)( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regisseure des Lebens : das Drehbuch der Embryonalentwicklung by L Wolpert( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary biology of depression : depression is on a lumpy continum from low mood to clinical depression by L Wolpert( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio-visual presentation: Depression has a genetic component and can be triggered by stress -- It is a common mental illness -- Why has it not been selected out? -- Sadness is adaptive but depression is probably not -- Depression can be thought of as sadness becoming excessive and malignant
The social obligations of scientists by L Wolpert( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The triumph of the embryo
Alternative Names
Lewis Wolpert biologo, saggista e scrittore britannico

Lewis Wolpert bioloog uit Zuid-Afrika

Lewis Wolpert British biologist

Lewis Wolpert südafrikanischer Entwicklungsbiologe

Wolpert, L.

Wolpert, L. 1929-‏

Wolpert, L. (Lewis), 1929-‏

Wolpert, Lewis

لويس وولبرت، 1929-

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ウォルパート, ルイス


ウルパート, ルイス

The triumph of the embryoHow we live and why we die : the secret lives of cellsMalignant sadness : the anatomy of depressionThe unnatural nature of scienceSix impossible things before breakfast : the evolutionary origins of beliefPassionate minds : the inner world of scientistsDevelopmental biology : a very short introductionYou're looking very well : the surprising nature of getting old