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Morowitz, Harold J.

Overview
Works: 52 works in 306 publications in 4 languages and 11,704 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Anecdotes  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH505, 574
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Harold J Morowitz
 
Most widely held works by Harold J Morowitz
The facts of life : science and the abortion controversy by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of whether abortion should or should not be permitted, and under what circumstances, is among the most difficult and sometimes anguished decisions for contemporary men and women. How we feel about this issue, and what actions we take, help to define our image of who we are as social beings. In the midst of the surrounding political, ethical, and religious debate, people everywhere are once again examining their consciences and their beliefs, and turning to unutilized sources of information as they seek to come to terms with this contentious issue. And as emotions run high, it is helpful to step back from the highly charged arena to reconsider the underlying scientific facts about human development. In The Facts of Life, Harold Morowitz and James Trefil, two distinguished scientists and science writers, examine what modern biology can contribute to our understanding of this debate. Sensitive to the myriad ethical and religious arguments beyond the realm of science that swirl around abortion, the authors focus on one crucial question - when does a fetus acquire humanness, that quality that sets us apart from all other living things. From the viewpoint of science, they argue, "humanness" begins with the possession of a highly developed cerebral cortex. While humans are linked via cell structure and cell chemistry with all life on our planet - from monkeys to fruit flies to pumpkins - it is the human brain structure which makes us who we are. Reviewing the latest advances in molecular biology, evolutionary biology, embryology, neurophysiology, and neonatology - fields that all bear on this question - the authors reveal a surprising consensus of scientific opinion on when humanness begins. A lucid primer on the biological aspects of the abortion issue, The Facts of Life is also a fascinating inquiry, across various scientific disciplines, into what makes us uniquely human. Anyone who struggles with the issue of abortion will be grateful to find a work that moves this heated issue from the intensely emotional area it has occupied to the calmer domain of science
Energy flow in biology; biological organization as a problem in thermal physics by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this book is to discuss and present evidence for the general thesis that the flow of energy through a system acts to organize that system"--Page 2
Entropy for biologists : an introduction to thermodynamics by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

40 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems after each chapter
The thermodynamics of pizza by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-plus essays by Harold J. Morowitz, a biophysicist. He reflects on questions that arise in the course of his daily life, his scientific research, and his miscellaneous reading
The wine of life, and other essays on societies, energy & living things by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of everything : how the world became complex by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Framing the West argues that photography was intrinsic to British territorial expansion and settlement on the northwest coast. Williams shows how male and female settlers used photography to establish control over the territory and its indigenous inhabitants, as well as how native peoples eventually turned the technology to their own purposes. Photographs of the region were used to stimulate British immigration and entrepreneuralism, and imagies of babies and children were designed to advertise the population growth of the settlers. Although Indians were taken by Anglos to document their ""dis
Theoretical and mathematical biology by Talbot H Waterman( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical and chemical analysis. Statistical analysis and computer applications. Systems analysis
Mayonnaise and the origin of life : thoughts of minds and molecules by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of bioenergetics by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entropy and the magic flute by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Entropy and the Magic Flute, Morowitz once again offers an appealing mix of brief reflections on everything from litmus paper to the hippopotamus to the sociology of Palo Alto coffee shops. Many of these pieces are appreciations of scientists that Morowitz holds in high regard. In the title piece, for instance, Morowitz tells of his pilgrimage to the grave of Ludwig Boltzmann, found in the same cemetery - Vienna's Central Cemetery - as the graves of Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms and the memorial to Mozart. He also writes of J. Willard Gibbs ("thought by many to be the greatest scientist yet produced by the United States"), Jean Perrin (author of Les Atomes, a now-forgotten classic that convinced virtually everyone in science of the validity of the atomic hypothesis), Einstein, Newton (on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his Principia, a date that passed virtually unnoticed except by Morowitz), Murray Gell-Mann, and Aristotle
Beginnings of cellular life : metabolism recapitulates biogenesis by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on the planet Earth by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and the physical sciences; introduction to biophysics by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic joy and local pain : musings of a mystic scientist by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kindly Dr. Guillotin and other essays on science and life by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet these pieces range far beyond the laboratory. "It is not possible to reduce all of experience to the logic of science," he says, and much of his writing engages his thoughts on philosophy, history, language, and people
The mind, the brain, and complex adaptive systems( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin and nature of life on Earth : the emergence of the fourth geosphere by Eric Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Uniting the conceptual foundations of the physical sciences and biology, this ground-breaking multi-disciplinary book explores the origin of life as a planetary process. Combining geology, geochemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, evolution and statistical physics to create an inclusive picture of the living state, the authors develop the argument that the emergence of life was a necessary cascade of non-equilibrium phase transitions that opened new channels for chemical energy flow on Earth"--
Proceedings of the ... National Biophysics Conference by National Biophysics Conference( )

in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ego niches : an ecological view of organizational behavior by Harold J Morowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by National Biophysics Conference( Book )

2 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The wine of life, and other essays on societies, energy & living things
Alternative Names
Harold J. Morowitz Amerikaans biofysicus (1927-2016)

Harold Morowitz

Morovic, G. Dž.

Morovit︠s︡, G. Dzh.

Morovit︠s︡, G. Dzh 1927-

Morowitz, Harold

Morowitz, Harold 1927-2016

Morowitz, Harold Joseph.

Morowitz, Harold Joseph 1927-2016

Моровиц, Г. Дж.

モロウィッツ, H. J

Languages
English (240)

Spanish (16)

Korean (1)

Japanese (1)

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Energy flow in biology; biological organization as a problem in thermal physicsThe thermodynamics of pizzaThe wine of life, and other essays on societies, energy & living thingsThe emergence of everything : how the world became complexMayonnaise and the origin of life : thoughts of minds and moleculesEntropy and the magic fluteBeginnings of cellular life : metabolism recapitulates biogenesisCosmic joy and local pain : musings of a mystic scientist