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Dubos, René J. (René Jules) 1901-1982

Overview
Works: 333 works in 1,112 publications in 8 languages and 32,551 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Redactor, Interviewee, Publisher
Classifications: HM206, 301.31
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Only one earth : the care and maintenance of a small planet by Barbara Ward( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So human an animal by René J Dubos( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is the human species becoming dehumanized by the condition of his environment? So Human an Animal is an attempt to address this broad concern, and explain why so little is being done to address this issue. The book sounds both an urgent warning, and offers important policy insights into how this trend towards dehumanization can be halted and finally reversed. Dubos asserts that we are as much the product of our total environment as of our genetic endowment. In fact, the environment we live in can greatly enhance, or severely limit, the development of human potential. Yet we are deplorably ignorant of the effects of our surroundings on human life. We create conditions which can only thwart human nature." "So Human an Animal is a book with hope no less than alarm. Science can change our suicidal course by learning to deal analytically with the living experience of human beings, by supplementing the knowledge of things and of the body machine with a science of human life. Only then can we give larger scope to human freedom by providing a rational basis for option and action."--Jacket
Louis Pasteur, free lance of science by René J Dubos( Book )

43 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasteur and modern science by René J Dubos( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A God within by René J Dubos( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and French and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man adapting by René J Dubos( Book )

69 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in 7 languages and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dominant theme of the present book is that the states of health or diease are the expression of the success or failure experienced by the organism in its efforts to respond adaptively to environmental challenges. ... But experience shows that human beings are not passive components in adaptive systems." Professor Dubos illustrates his thesis with examples from many fields of research. -from dust jacket
Health and disease by René J Dubos( Book )

57 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the different etiologies of disease, including contagion, nutrition, poison, genetic traits, and stress
Beast or angel? : choices that make us human by René J Dubos( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A microbiologist inquires into the origins of human needs and desires, and shows that the existential expressions of man's genetic nature are not constant
Mirage of health, utopias, progress, and biological change by René J Dubos( Book )

62 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason awake : science for man by René J Dubos( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and German and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrations of life by René J Dubos( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bacterial and mycotic infections of man by René J Dubos( Book )

54 editions published between 1948 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dreams of reason; science and utopias by René J Dubos( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wooing of Earth by René J Dubos( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White plague : tuberculosis, man and society by René J Dubos( Book )

17 editions published between 1952 and 1996 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine the social aspects of the TB epidemic, along with some of the biological factors. They show how TB was romanticized, how it was portrayed as a demon coming to rob the healthy of life, and how it sparked scientific invention - in particular the stethoscope
The unseen world by René J Dubos( Book )

10 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professor, the institute, and DNA by René J Dubos( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oswald Theodore Avery is little known outside of the scientific community. Yet, this extraordinary man, here brought vividly to life by a perceptive friend and sophisticated scientific colleague, was a monumental force in the development of medical research in the United States. Even among scientists, Avery is known chiefly as the senior author of a paper published in 1944 that identified DNA as the purveyor of genetic information. Two things make this highly personalized biography a landmark volume. First, its technical chapters clarify the philosophical concepts that lie behind today's understanding of the immunology of bacterial infection. Second, not a single existing textbook has ever described the laborious methods by which the men in Avery's laboratory discovered the genetic import of DNA
The torch of life; continuity in living experience by René J Dubos( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honor of David Lyall Patrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man, medicine, and environment by René J Dubos( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Di︠u︡bo, Rene 1901-1982

Dubos, R.

Dubos , René

Dubos René 1901-1982

Dubos, René J.

Dubos , René Jules

Dubos, René Jules 1901-

Dubos, René Jules 1901-1982

Дюбо, Рене 1901-1982

Дюбо, Рене Ж 1901-1982

ジュボス, ルネ

デュボ, ルネ

デュボス, R. J

デュボス, ルネ

Languages
English (441)

Spanish (29)

French (23)

Japanese (13)

Chinese (7)

German (5)

Danish (4)

Polish (2)

Covers
So human an animalLouis Pasteur, free lance of sciencePasteur and modern scienceMan adaptingBeast or angel? : choices that make us humanMirage of health, utopias, progress, and biological changeThe White plague : tuberculosis, man and society