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Postgate, J. R. (John Raymond)

Works: 107 works in 408 publications in 6 languages and 6,925 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Jazz  History  Discographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, htt, Other, Director
Classifications: QR89.7, 576
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Most widely held works about J. R Postgate
Most widely held works by J. R Postgate
Microbes and man by J. R Postgate( Book )

65 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,519 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 )

50 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an introductory-level survey of biological nitrogen fixation, covering the role of the process in the global nitrogen cycle as well as its biochemistry, physiology, genetics, ecology, general biology and prospects for its future exploitation
The outer reaches of life by J. R Postgate( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the dawn of life on Earth, the world has been gradually transformed by living things into a comfortable home for plants, animals and ourselves. But many harsh and seemingly inhospitable places remain, and it is the inhabitants of such places, mainly invisible microbes, that reveal the remarkable potential and resilience of life itself. How do microbes survive, even flourish, in superheated water or supercooled brine; at enormous pressures; without air; amid poisons? And what part do, and did, they all play in making the Earth hospitable?
The sulphate-reducing bacteria by J. R Postgate( Book )

29 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding of biological nitrogen fixation has advanced with impressive rapidity during the last decade. As befits a developing area of Science, these advances have uncovered information and raised questions which will have, and indeed have had, repercussions in numerous other branches of science and its applications. This 'information explosion', to use one of to-day's cant idioms, was initiated by the discovery, by a group of scientists working in the Central Research laboratories of Dupont de Nemours, U.S.A., of a reproducibly active, cell-free enzyme preparation from a nitrogenƯ fixing bacterium. Full credit is due to them. But subsequent developments, albeit sometimes quite as impressive, have too often been marked by that familiar disorder of a developing field of research-the scramble to publish. It is a scramble which, at its best, may represent a laudable desire to inform colleagues of the latest developments; yet which too easily develops into an undignified rush for priority, wherewith to impress one's Board of Directors or Grant-giving Institution. This, in miniature, is the tragedy of scientific research to-day: desire for credit causes research to be published in little bulletins, notes and preliminary communications, so that only those intimately involved in the field really know what is happening (and even they may well not see the forest for the trees). Those outside the field, or working in peripheral areas, may glean something of what is going on from reviews and fragments presented at meetings, but the broad pattern of development is often elusive
The fundamentals of nitrogen fixation by J. R Postgate( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biochemistry, physiology, genetics and ecology of nitrogen fixating micro-organisms are described. The value of this fundamental knowledge for symbiotic and near-symbiotic systems is shown
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 )

16 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent developments in nitrogen fixation by William E Newton( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 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 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikroben und Menschen die unsichtbare Macht der Bakterien und Viren by J. R Postgate( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in German and held by 77 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 )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reeks voordrachten voor microbiologen over bacterien waarbij zwavelverbindingen een belangrijke rol spelen in hun metabolisme (als oxidator of reductor, onder andere Thiobacillus, Desulfovibrio en Beggiatoa). Behalve biochemische worden ook geologische en economische aspecten belicht
A plain man's guide to jazz by J. R Postgate( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 63 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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikroben Unsere Freunde, unsere Feinde by J. R Postgate( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las fronteras de la vida by J. R Postgate( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sulfate-reducing bacteria : contemporary perspectives by J. M Odom( )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sulfate-reducing bacteria comprise a diverse and ecologically interactive group of anaerobic prokaryotes which share an extraordinary trait: growth by sulfate respiration with hydrogen sulfide as a major end-product. Sulfate-reducers are found in diverse environments ranging from estuaries to geological oil-bearing formations. They have attracted considerable scientific and commercial interest. These organisms have been actively investigated by researchers in microbial energetics, protein chemistry, ecology and more recently molecular biology. This interest has increased greatly over the past decade, and this volume presents the first book-length summary of our knowledge of sulfate-reducing bacteria in nearly 10 years. Featuring an introduction by the eminent microbiologist John Postgate and comprehensive reviews from recognized authorities, this book will be of interest to microbiologists with interests in physiology, evolution, and ecology
Fijación del nitrógeno by J. R Postgate( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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