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Ferry, Georgina

Overview
Works: 66 works in 193 publications in 5 languages and 4,216 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Catalogs  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Illustrator
Classifications: QH445.2, 611.01816
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Georgina Ferry
The common thread : a story of science, politics, ethics, and the human genome by John Sulston( )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Sulston was director of the Sanger Centre in Cambridge from 1993 to 2000. There he led the British arm of the international team selected to map the entire human DNA sequence, a feat that was pulled off in record time by an extraordinary collaboration of scientists. The ultimate success of the project, after innumerable setbacks and challenges from outside competitors, can be attributed in large part to John Sulston's own determination, passion and scientific excellence." "In this personal account he takes us behind the scenes of one of the largest international scientific operations ever undertaken. He reveals the politics, controversy, ethics, personalities, setbacks and accomplishments that shaped the seven years of research. He is frank about the competition with Craig Venter and Celera Genomics, which threatened to undermine the international community's attempts to make the sequence freely available to everyone. He shares with us his excitement as the project unfolded. And as a pragmatist he reveals his hopes and concerns about how the information unlocked by the Human Genome Project will affect people's lives in the future."--Jacket
Dorothy Hodgkin : a life by Georgina Ferry( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quieter scientist who never published a book or demanded her place beside male contemporaries, Dorothy Hodgkin studied X-ray crystallography and was often treated as the token female scientist in news reports. However, Hodgkin's pioneering work introduced new avenues to medical chemistry and genetics, earning her such honors such as the Nobel prize in her field
Max Perutz and the secret of life by Georgina Ferry( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max himself explored the protein hemoglobin and his work, which won him a Nobel Prize in 1962, launched a new era of medicine, heralding today's astonishing advances in the genetic basis of disease." "Max Perutz's story, told by Georgina Ferry, brims with life. It has the zest of an adventure novel and is full of extraordinary characters. Max was demanding, passionate and driven but also humorous, compassionate and loving. Small in stature, he became a fearless mountain climber; drawing on his own experience as a refugee, he argued fearlessly for human rights; he could be ruthless but had a talent for friendship. An articulate and engaging advocate of science, he found new problems to engage his imagination until weeks before he died aged 88"--Jacket
The Understanding of animals by Georgina Ferry( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals in the laboratory the behaviourists; Animals in the field: the art of observation; A sense of purpose: behaviour and evolution; Theories and models: natural history transcended; Understanding the human animal; What make animals different from Us?
A better world is possible : the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and social progress by Georgina Ferry( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A computer called LEO : Lyons teashops and the world's first office computer by Georgina Ferry( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lyons teashops were one of the great British institutions, providing a cup of tea and a penny bun on Britain's high streets through the depression, the war, austerity and on into the 60s and 70s. Behind the scenes, the Lyons catering empire employed armies of clerks to check the bills and keep track of the costs of the tea, cakes, and other goods sold in their cafes and shops. In the 1930s a young manager there, John Simmons, inspired by the new doctrines of 'scientific management', had a dream to build a machine that could automate the millions of transactions and process them at unimaginable speeds." "A Computer Called LEO recounts the extraordinary story of Simmons's mission to create a Lyons Electronic Office, the first of its kind in the world. The birth of LEO placed Britain, for a moment, at the forefront of global business technology." "Interwoven with the story of the building of LEO is the story of early computing, from the Difference Engine of Charles Babbage to the code-cracking computers of Bletchley Park and the instantly obsolete ENIAC, developed in the US. It is also the story of the post-war British computer business: why did it lose the initiative? Why did America succeed when British design was often superior? Georgina Ferry's account of a forgotten triumph in British history is a timely corrective and an exuberant celebration of one of the least likely marriages in business history: the Lyons teashop and the cutting edge of computer science."--BOOK JACKET
Neural architects : the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre from idea to reality by Georgina Ferry( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neural Architects' documents a unique collaboration between a leading architectural practice, Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd, and a community of scientists seeking to understand how we think, feel, understand and remember. The outcome of this collaboration is an outstanding laboratory for the 21st century, the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at University College London. This book celebrates the opening of the building in 2016. Ian Ritchie and his team swept away all preconceptions about how to design a laboratory. Instead they visited neuroscientists around the world, gaining an intimate understanding of the way they use and construct the spaces around them. Through continuing dialogue, the design team imagined the new lab 'from the inside out', and then finished it with a stunning contemporary take on the Fitzrovia streetscape. IRAL have created adaptable, interconnected spaces that will foster interactions between researchers from different disciplines. The new centre, funded jointly by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, has attracted international leaders in the field to explore the networks of activity that are fundamental to our humanity. Georgina Ferry's text is based on interviews with all those involved, giving a rare insiders' view of the process of creating a highly specialised building
The common thread : science, politics, ethics and the human genome by John Sulston( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheng ming de xian suo by John Sulston( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zuo zhe wei ying guo ke xue jia, yin fa xian kong zhi qi guan shou yu yu xi bao si wang ji zhi de zhu yao ji yin, yu bu rui na he huo wei zi gong tong rong huo 2002 nian nuo bei er sheng li yi xue jiang . ta men de mu biao ji jian dan you hong wei:gu li quan shi jie yi xue ji sheng wu xue de yan jiu ren yuan jin xing shi wu qian li de quan qiu xing he zuo, zhen dui zi gu yi lai zhe mo ren lei de yi xie ji bing, xun qiu zhi yu zhi dao . ben shu zuo zhe dai ling wo men zou ru hou tai, shen ru bao dao " ren lei ji yin zu ji hua " zhe duan zheng yi duo duan qie yin ren ru sheng de gu shi
ha-Ḥuṭ ha-meshutaf : genom ha-adam : sipur ʻal madaʻ, poliṭiḳah u-musar by John Sulston( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Hebrew and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El hilo común de la humanidad : una historia sobre la ciencia, la política, la ética y el genoma humano by John Sulston( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolution in genetics : where will biotechnology lead? by Georgina Ferry( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wei shi jie er sheng : Huo qi jin chuan by Georgina Ferry( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi da liang xiang shi de zi liao, chan shu le huo qi jin de ke yan gong zuo, zhan shi le zhe wei jie chu nü xing re qing dai ren de wen nuan he nei xin shen chu de shan liang. hai xiang xi miao xie le huo qi jin he zhong guo ke xue jia zhi jian xiang hu li jie de ling ren gan dong de niu dai
The secrets of life : genes and genetics : from evolution to engineering by Georgina Ferry( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMBO in Perspective : a half-century in the life sciences by Georgina Ferry( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innovation & impact : research at Oxford in the sciences, social sciences and humanities by Georgina Ferry( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hito genomu no yukue( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin : patterns, proteins and peace : a life in science by Georgina Ferry( Book )

2 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wonderland of natural history : a souvenir guide by Georgina Ferry( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of breathing by Nancy Zi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the links between the mind and the body by looking at the relationship between breathing and blood circulation. Shows the responsivness of respiration and blood flow to the daily activities
 
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The common thread : a story of science, politics, ethics, and the human genome
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Dorothy Hodgkin : a lifeMax Perutz and the secret of lifeA computer called LEO : Lyons teashops and the world's first office computerEl hilo común de la humanidad : una historia sobre la ciencia, la política, la ética y el genoma humano
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フェリー, ジョージナ

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