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Summers, William C.

Works: 15 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 5,207 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts  Concordances  Sources  Terminology  Software  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PA6156, 937.05
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Most widely held works by William C Summers
Reconceiving the gene : Seymour Benzer's adventures in phage genetics by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book relates how, between 1954 and 1961, the biologist Seymour Benzer mapped the fine structure of the rll region of the genome of the bacterial virus known as phage T4. Benzer's accomplishments are widely recognized as a tipping point in mid-twentieth-century molecular biology, when the nature of the gene was recast in molecular terms. More often than any other individual, he is considered to have led geneticists from the era of the classical gene into the molecular age. Drawing on Benzer's remarkably complete record of his experiments, his correspondence, and published sources, this book reconstructs how the former physicist initiated his work in phage biology and achieved his landmark investigation. The account of Benzer's creativity as a researcher is a fascinating story that also reveals intriguing aspects common to the scientific enterprise." -- book jacket
Félix d'Herelle and the origins of molecular biology by William C Summers( )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-taught scientist determined to bring science out of the laboratory and into the practical arena, French-Canadian Felix d'Herelle (1873-1949) made history in two different fields of biology. Not only was he first to demonstrate the use and application of bacteria for biological control of insect pests, he also became a seminal figure in the history of molecular biology. This book is the first full biography of d'Herelle, a complex figure who emulated Louis Pasteur and influenced the course of twentieth-century biology, yet remained a controversial outsider to the scientific community
The great Manchurian plague of 1910-1911 : the geopolitics of an epidemic disease by William C Summers( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When plague broke out in Manchuria in 1910 as a result of transmission from marmots to humans, it struck a region struggling with the introduction of Western medicine, as well as with the interactions of three different national powers: Chinese, Japanese, and Russian
DNA replication and mutagenesis by Robb E Moses( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of Microbiology, (4 Volume Set) by Joshua Lederberg( )

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

The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Microbiology was hailed by leading scientists and researchers around the world as "excellent," "outstanding," and "impressive." This Second Edition will serve as an up-to-date version of this reference which has been useful to academic, industrial, and personal libraries for years. The Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition both challenges and stimulates the reader, and illustrates the importance of microbiology, a field that cannot be over emphasized in this booming biotechnology age
Jugurtha by Pseudo-Sallust( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in Latin and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I was only dreaming by Jozef W Rybak( )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cholera and plague in India : the bacteriophage inquiry of 1927-1936 by William C Summers( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the origins of the science in Arrowsmith : Paul de Kruif, Felix d'Herelle, and Phage by William C Summers( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallust by Sallust( Book )

2 editions published between 1916 and 1930 in Latin and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The earliest Roman historian with complete works to his name, Sallust (86-c. 35 B.C.) was a senator of the Roman Republic and younger contemporary of Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar. His Catilino's War tells of the conspiracy in 63 B.C. led by L. Sergius Catilino, who plotted to assassinate numerous senators and take control of the government, but was thwarted by Cicero. Sallust's vivid account of Roman public life shows a Republic in decline, prey to moral corruption and internal strife. In The Jugurthine War he describes Rome's fight in Africa against the king of the Numidians from 111 to 105 B.C., and provides a damning picture of the Roman aristocracy. Also included in this volume are the major surviving extracts from Sallust's now fragmentary Histories, depicting Rome after the death in 78 B.C. of the dictator Sulla." "A. J. Woodman's translation retains the individualism of the original Latin, while his introduction discusses Sallust's life and political career and his approach lo writing history. This edition includes chronologies, further reading, an index, maps and extensive notes."--Jacket
IUGURTHA (CLASSIC REPRINT) by William C Summers( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marmots, microbes, and mandarins : the geopolitical uses of the Manchurian plague of 1910-11 by William C Summers( Book )

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

A Phase Plane Approach to Study the Adaptive Nature of a Human Performing a Tracking Task by D. W Repperger( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One of the most complex and adaptive systems to study is a human involved in a closed loop tracking task. It is observed that when the forcing function of the closed loop system has a time varying velocity and acceleration profile, the human will track the input until it exceeds his physical (visual) limitation. When the input is changing too fast for the human to follow, adaptation (or regression) from tracking occurs. If, however, the input is not changing too rapidly, the human will reacquire the target and continue tracking. A study of this type of adaptability is considered here using the phase plane with a statistical analysis performed over a family of four input forcing functions. (Author)
Analysis of DNA of defective herpes simplex virus type 1 by restriction endonulease cleavage and nucleic acid hybridization by M Wagner( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History of science on the WWW by William C Summers( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Web site is part of an experiment in preserving the history of specific scientific areas with the purpose of collecting and disseminating information related to the discovery, use, and understanding of plasmids. The site also invites visitors to contribute to this archival genetic database in one of two ways
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Félix d'Herelle and the origins of molecular biology
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