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Postgate, J. R. (John Raymond)

Overview
Works: 70 works in 349 publications in 6 languages and 7,010 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Discographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QR89.7, 576
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Most widely held works by J. R Postgate
Microbes and man by J. R Postgate( Book )

61 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fully updated and revised edition of Professor Postgate's best-selling book provides an inspiring introduction to the fascinating world of microbes and their profound influence on man and the environment we live in." "Microbes are everywhere. In the air, in soil, in water, on our skin and hair, in our mouths and intestines, on and in the food we eat. They make the soil fertile; they clean up the environment; they change, often improve, our food; they make vitamins for us inside ourselves; some protect us from less desirable microbes. As 'germs', microbes are regarded as nasty, because a few can cause disease, a few can spoil food, a few can destroy valuable materials. Only when such misfortunes occur are most people conscious of microbes at all. Yet collectively, microbes present a fascinating world of invisible, or barely visible, creatures, which together encompass all the processes of which terrestrial life is capable; creatures which have had, and continue to have, profound effects on our lives and surroundings. In this book, John Postgate explains to ordinary non-scientist readers the impact this invisible community has on our everyday lives, and conveys the excitement microbes can generate in those who study them." "This new edition is fully updated to include topics of such present-day concern as genetic engineering, Salmonellosis, oil slicks, AIDS, DNA fingerprinting, BSE (mad cow disease), and biosensors." "Although the book has been written with the general reader in mind, it has established itself as an excellent introduction for those intending to study microbiology."--Jacket
Nitrogen fixation by J. R Postgate( Book )

49 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nitrogen cycle; The enzyme; Physiology; The free-living microbes; The plant associations; Genetics and evolution; The future
The outer reaches of life by J. R Postgate( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating account, for lay readers, John Postgate, one of Britain's leading microbiologists, tells of the diverse adjustments microbes have made to apparently impossible habitats. Modern understanding provides new clues to the origin and evolution of terrestrial life, offers glimpses of how life might have established itself elsewhere in the universe, and raises profound questions about death, sensation and individuality - as well as illustrating the often muddled pathways of scientific progress
The sulphate-reducing bacteria by J. R Postgate( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classification; Cultivation and growth; Structure and chemical composition; Metabolism; Evolution; Ecology and distribution; Economic activities; Epilogue
The fundamentals of nitrogen fixation by J. R Postgate( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemistry and biochemistry of nitrogen fixation by J. R Postgate( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1 The Background.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Properties of the Enzyme System in Azotobacter.- 1.3 The Properties of the Enzyme System in Leguminous Plants.- 1.4 The Chemical Pathway.- 2 Abiological Nitrogen Fixation.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 The Properties of Dinitrogen.- 2.3 Modes of Reaction of Dinitrogen.- 2.4 A Possible Mechanism for Biological N2-Fixation.- 3 Dinitrogen Complexes and Nitrogen Fixation.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Terminal-Dinitrogen Complexes.- 3.3 Bridging-Dinitrogen Complexes.- 4 Fixation by Free-Living Micro-Organisms: Enzymology.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Extraction, Purificati
The Survival of vegetative microbes : twenty-sixth symposium of the Society for General Microbiology held at Lady Mitchell Hall, the University of Cambridge, April, 1976 by Society for General Microbiology( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent developments in nitrogen fixation by J. R Postgate( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemistry of dinitrogen; Reduction of molecular nitrogen to hydrazine at titanium and zirconium; Dinitrogen fixation in homogeneous protic media; Syntheses, properties and reactions of dinitrogen, diimine, hydrazine and ammonia complexes of transition metals. The mechanisms of nitrogen fixation; Nitrogenase model systems ans the mechanism of biological nitrogen reduction: advances since 1974; HD formation as a probe for intermeidates in N2 reduction; Components and pathways in biological nitrogen; Kinet studies of MgATP2- and S2O42- utilization; Some aspects of the mechanism of nitrogenase; Molybdenym storage component from Clostridium Pasteurianum; Physiological aspects of nitrogen fixation; Aerobic nitrogen fixation in A; Vinelandii; Cellular physiology andthe ecology of N2- fixing blue-green algae; Nitrogenase in chemostate cultures of rhizobia; Genetic control of nitrogen fixation (Nif); Nif mutant strains of klebsiella pneumoniae, azotobacter vinelandii and rhizobium japonicum; Genetic analysis of nitrogen fixation in Klebsiella pneumoniae; Mutants of klebsiella pneumoniae in which expression of nitrogenase is independent of glutamine synthetase control; Cloning of his and nif genes from klebsiella pneumoniae; The correlation of nitrate reductase an nitrogenase in Rhizobium symbiosis; Some effects derived from the presence of extra-chromosomal DNA in Rhizobium melitoti
Biological nitrogen fixation by J. R Postgate( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Century of nitrogen fixation research by F. J Bergersen( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stomach for dissent : the life of Raymond Postgate, 1896-1971 by J. R Postgate( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikroben und Menschen : die unsichtbare Macht der Bakterien und Viren by John Postgate( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sulphur bacteria : proceedings of a Royal Society discussion meeting held on 17 and 18 February 1982 by J. R Postgate( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plain man's guide to jazz by J. R Postgate( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lethal lozenges and tainted tea : a biography of John Postgate (1820-1881) by J. R Postgate( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homage to Shakespeare; timely studies of the Colossus of all dramatic literature by J. R Postgate( Book )

3 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sulphur bacteria : a discussion by J. R Postgate( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for Frankie : a bio-discography of the jazz trumpeter Frankie Newton by Bob Weir( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microbes and Man (4th Edition) by J. R Postgate( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microbes music and me : a life in science by J. R Postgate( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Postgate describes this autobiography as essentially 'a book about doing science', and while it is an entertaining account of his life in the UK and abroad as he rose to international prominence in microbiology, it is also a book about playing and listening to his beloved jazz. Away from lab and lecture hall, Professor Postgate (brother of the late Oliver Postgate, creator of Bagpuss and the Clangers) has taken enormous pleasure in his hobby, playing cornet over the years with many musicians, some of whom became prominent names in jazz. His articles and reviews for magazines such as Gramophone and Jazz Journal have been as widely appreciated in jazz circles as his contributions to the understanding of certain key microbiological processes, including the sulphur cycle and nitrogen fixation, have been in the world of microbiology
 
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Alternative Names
John Raymond Postgate

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