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Maienschein, Jane

Overview
Works: 31 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 8,381 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QP277, 176
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jane Maienschein
Whose view of life? : embryos, cloning, and stem cells by Jane Maienschein( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saving lives versus taking lives; the public regards human embryo research in these stark terms, as a battleground of extremes, a war between science and ethics. Precisely that simplistic dichotomy, propagated by vociferous opponents of abortion and proponents of medical research, is what Jane Maienschein seeks to counter with this book. Whose View of Life? brings the current debates into sharper focus by examining developments in stem cell research, cloning, and embryology in historical and philosophical context and by exploring the legal, social and ethical issues at the heart of what has become a political controversy. Maienschein's multidisciplinary perspective will provide a starting point for further attempts to answer this dilemma
From embryology to evo-devo a history of developmental evolution ( )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historians, philosophers, sociologists, and biologists explore the history of the idea that embryological development and evolution are linked
Biology and the foundation of ethics ( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Much attention has been devoted in recent years to the question of whether our moral principles can be related to our biological nature. This collection of new essays focuses on the connections between biology, in particular evolutionary biology, and foundational questions in ethics. The book asks, for example, whether humans are innately selfish and whether there are particular facets of human nature that bear directly on social practices." "The volume is organized historically, beginning with Aristotle and covering such major figures as Hume and Darwin down to the present and the work of Harvard sociobiologist E.O. Wilson. It is one of the first efforts to provide historical perspective on the relationships between biology and ethics, and it has been written by some of the leading figures in the history and philosophy of science, authors whose work is very much at the cutting edge of these disciplines."--Jacket
The American development of biology ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defining biology : lectures from the 1890s ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biology and epistemology by Richard; Maienschein, Jane Creath( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This set of original essays explores a range of diverse issues in the intersection of biology and epistemology. It asks whether the study of life requires a special biological approach to knowledge - and concludes that it does not
100 years exploring life, 1888-1988 : the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole by Jane Maienschein( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Form and function in developmental evolution by Manfred Dietrich Laubichler( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book represents a new effort to understand very old questions about biological form, function, and the relationships between them. The essays collected here reflect the diversity of approaches in evolutionary developmental biology (Evo Devo), including not only studies by prominent scientists whose research focuses on topics concerned with evolution and development, but also historically and conceptually oriented studies that place the scientific work within a larger framework and ask how it can be pushed further. Topics under discussion range from the use of theoretical and empirical biomechanics to understand the evolution of plant form, to detailed studies of the evolution of development and the role of developmental constraints on phenotypic variation. The result is a rich and interdisciplinary volume that will begin a wider conversation about the shape of Evo Devo as it matures as a field."--Jacket
Embryos under the microscope : the diverging meanings of life by Jane Maienschein( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Too tiny to see with the naked eye, the human embryo was just a hypothesis until the microscope made observation of embryonic development possible. This changed forever our view of the minuscule cluster of cells that looms large in questions about the meaning of life. This book examines how our scientific understanding of the embryo has evolved from the earliest speculations of natural philosophers to today's biological engineering, with its many prospects for life-enhancing therapies. Jane Maienschein shows that research on embryos has always revealed possibilities that appear promising to some but deeply frightening to others, and she makes a persuasive case that public understanding must be informed by up-to-date scientific findings. Direct observation of embryos greatly expanded knowledge but also led to disagreements over what investigators were seeing. Biologists confirmed that embryos are living organisms undergoing rapid change and are not in any sense functioning persons. They do not feel pain or have any capacity to think until very late stages of fetal development. New information about DNA led to discoveries about embryonic regulation of genetic inheritance, as well as evolutionary relationships among species. Scientists have learned how to manipulate embryos in the lab, taking them apart, reconstructing them, and even synthesizing - practically from scratch - cells, body parts, and maybe someday entire embryos. Showing how we have learned what we now know about the biology of embryos, Maienschein changes our view of what it means to be alive
The Expansion of American biology ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transforming traditions in American biology, 1880-1915 by Jane Maienschein( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ross Harrison's crucial experiment as a foundation for modern American experimental embryology by Jane Maienschein( Book )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Embryologie / Geschichte (20. Jh.)
History of embryology in Russia : from the middle of the eighteenth to the middle of the nineteenth century by L. I︠A︡ Bli︠a︡kher( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Department of Embryology ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centennial history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington by Louis Brown( )
in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second of five Histories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington describes the work of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. A century of research has seen advances in an astonishing range of subjects from ionospheric physics, to geochemistry and planetary science. Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs of people and events
Centennial history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington by Louis Brown( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centennial history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defining biology : lectures from the 1890s : (lectures given at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., in the 1890s) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biology and the foundations of ethics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The value of practicing practical history by Jane Maienschein( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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