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McElheny, Victor K.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 4,512 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Victor K McElheny
Drawing the map of life : inside the Human Genome Project by Victor K McElheny( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the race to map the human genome, noting the impact of skeptics in the 1970s and 1980s, the breakthroughs of the 1990s, and the political maelstrom that ensued in the face of corporate involvement and the fight for credit
Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution by Victor K McElheny( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the discovery of the double helix to the imminent sequencing of the human genome, James Watson has been at dead center in this great biological revolution. Since the very morning after his Nobel Prize-winning discovery, he has continued to ride the scientific supernova that he and his collaborator, Francis Crick, detonated in 1953. Targeting the big questions, mobilizing the best talent, writing the textbook that defined molecular biology, energizing the "war on cancer," he has served as a prime mover of the DNA era. Now, a distinguished science reporter who has known him for decades and worked for him for four years, with unique access to the scientists who know Watson best, has written an unauthorized, non-reverential account of this extraordinary man. While Watson is probably the most influential scientist in the last half-century, he is also one of the most controversial. From the ruthless competition in the race to identify the structure of DNA, to clashes with ethicists over charged issues in genetics, to a chorus of Bronx cheers for his recent memoir, Watson has left a wake of detractors as well as fans. Until now, Watson has managed to keep control over his legend, fending off aspiring biographers with his own memoirs. Victor McElheny gets behind this invented persona, bringing us close to the relentless genius who triggered and sustained a revolution in science that affects us all
Insisting on the impossible : the life of Edwin Land by Victor K McElheny( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Land built a modest enterprise into a gigantic "invention factory," turning out not only polarizers and the first instant cameras, but also high-speed and X-ray film, identification systems,3-D and instant movies, and military devices for night vision and aerial reconnaissance. As a scientist, Land developed a new theory of color vision; as a science advisor to Eisenhower during the Cold War he spearheaded the development of the U-2 spy plane and helped design NASA"--Jacket
Assessing chemical mutagens : the risk to humans( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammalian cell mutagenesis : the maturation of test systems by Banbury Center( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic value of the auction as a distributor of perishable commodities by Victor K McElheny( )

4 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of the Joint report on foods and markets of Governor Whitman's market commission and others by Victor K McElheny( )

3 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Watson and the DNA revolution by Victor K McElheny( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The auction method of selling fruits and vegetables by Victor K McElheny( Book )

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

Edwin Herbert Land : May 7, 1909-March 1, 1991 by Victor K McElheny( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James D. Watson and the DNA revolution by Victor K McElheny( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objections to the proposed plan of reorganization of American Malting Company by Archibald A Hutchinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watson and the DNA : making a scientific revolution( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution by Victor K McElheny( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account describes the improbable career of James Dewey Watson, a central figure in the revolution that has transformed biology again and again in the 50 years since he and Francis Crick discovered that DNA is a double helix, thus shedding bright new light on how characteristics are transmitted from generation to generation.-Pref
James Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution by Victor K McElheny( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swords into plowshares : an interview with Merritt Roe Smith by Merritt Roe Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assessing chemical mutagens : the risk to humans : (proceedings of a meeting; Lloyd Harbor - N.Y., May 1978)( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Edwin Herbert Land, 7 May 1909-1 March 1991 by Victor K McElheny( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assessing chemical mutagens( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Harvard curator's research: ferns from the Andes in Gray Herbarium by Victor K McElheny( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Mac Elheny Victor K.

MacElheny Victor K.

Mc Elheny Victor K.

McElheny, Victor K.

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