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Wolpert, L. (Lewis)

Overview
Works: 133 works in 522 publications in 13 languages and 12,154 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Interviews  Trivia and miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Other, Editor, Interviewee, Recipient
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Most widely held works by L Wolpert
Principles of development by L Wolpert( Book )

106 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,005 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
Passionate minds : the inner world of scientists by L Wolpert( )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this endlessly engaging volume, biologist Lewis Wolpert lets readers sit in as he talks with 23 of the world's leading scientists. What is day-to-day life like for a scientist? How have they hit upon their most important discoveries? What is the nature of scientific creativity? Here, in this stimulating series of conversations, such eminent scientists as Murray Gell-Man, Jared Diamond, Gerald Edelman, Richard Lewontin, Roald Hoffman, and Carlo Rubbia talk candidly about their backgrounds, their careers, the people who have influenced or inspired them, and their most significant findings. We learn, for instance, how being an outsider or an "innocent" can play an invaluable role in overcoming conventional barriers to a new understanding. Indeed, even being a little crazy seems to help. As Nobel laureate 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." These conversations brim with insights into the minds of some of the great men and women of modern science. They offer as well an illuminating glimpse into the nature of scientific discovery
The triumph of the embryo by L Wolpert( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,302 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 )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,208 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 )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,102 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 )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,057 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 )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 915 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 )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and German and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a highly successful BBC series, A Passion for Science features thirteen informal conversations with eminent scientists?including physicists, molecular biologists, cancer researchers, and astronomers?who speak with remarkable candor and good humor about the personal side of science. Edited to stand alone and including expanded introductions as well as an opening chapter, the interviews focus on why they became scientists, what they find most rewarding about their work, and what it feels like to make a major discovery. In this collection of conversations with Lewis Wolpert, such eminent scientists as Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, Christopher Zeeman, John Maynard Smith, Stephen Jay Gould, Anthony Epstein, and Richard Gregory provide highly entertaining and non-technical accounts of the activity that dominates their lives. At once humorous, insightful, and inspiring, the stories these scientists tell offer a vivid portrait of scientific work, the day-to-day routine, and the moments that come once in a lifetime
Developmental biology : a very short introduction by L Wolpert( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 477 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 252 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 )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 217 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
The development of pattern and form in animals by L Wolpert( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydney Brenner : a life in science by Sydney Brenner( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A living hell( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody has times of sadness, but depression is different. It is sadness gone wrong. The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the main illness of the 21st century; it currently costs the United States $40 billion a year: more than AIDS. Yet little is known for certain about the causes of depression, and although some treatments do alleviate the symptoms, nobody is sure how they work. Embryologist and author Professor Lewis Wolpert, himself a victim of depression, sets out to discover what we know and what we need to find out about this scourge of modern society
A living hell( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody has times of sadness, but depression is different. It is sadness gone wrong. The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the main illness of the 21st century; it currently costs the United States $40 billion a year: more than AIDS. Yet little is known for certain about the causes of depression, and although some treatments do alleviate the symptoms, nobody is sure how they work. Embryologist and author Professor Lewis Wolpert, himself a victim of depression, sets out to discover what we know and what we need to find out about this scourge of modern society
Theories of biological pattern formation : a Royal Society discussion ... held on 25 and 26 March 1981 by Sydney Brenner( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 82 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 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depression : a living hell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 65 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
Regisseure des Lebens : das Drehbuch der Embryonalentwicklung by L Wolpert( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 53 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
 
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Passionate minds : the inner world of scientistsThe 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 beliefDevelopmental biology : a very short introductionYou're looking very well : the surprising nature of getting old
Alternative Names
Lewis Wolpert ahli biologi asal Afrika Selatan

Lewis Wolpert biólogo británico

Lewis Wolpert biologo, saggista e scrittore britannico

Lewis Wolpert bioloog uit Zuid-Afrika

Lewis Wolpert British biologist

Lewis Wolpert südafrikanischer Entwicklungsbiologe

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Wolpert L.

Wolpert, L. 1929-‏

Wolpert, L. (Lewis), 1929-‏

Wolpert, Lewis

Wolpert, Lewis, 1929-

Вулперт, Льюис

لويس وولبرت، 1929-

월퍼트, 루이스 1929-

ウォルパート, ルイス

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劉易斯·沃伯特 英國生物學家

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