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Maienschein, Jane

Overview
Works: 34 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 10,546 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Jane Maienschein
Whose view of life? : embryos, cloning, and stem cells by Jane Maienschein( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,427 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 by Manfred Dietrich Laubichler( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 697 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 by Michael Ruse( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 642 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 )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected as one of the Best "Sci-Tech" Books of 1988 by Library Journal The essays in this volume represent original work to celebrate the centenary of the American Society of Zoologists. They illustrate the impressive nature of historical scholarship that has subsequently focused on the development of biology in the United States
Biology and epistemology by Jane Maienschein( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 472 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
Defining biology : lectures from the 1890s( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Expansion of American biology( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 384 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 348 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
Transforming traditions in American biology, 1880-1915 by Jane Maienschein( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 years exploring life, 1888-1988 : the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole by Jane Maienschein( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ark and beyond : the evolution of zoo and aquarium conservation( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ross Harrison's crucial experiment as a foundation for modern American experimental embryology by Jane Maienschein( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embryologie / Geschichte (20. Jh.)
The Department of Embryology( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centennial history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversity in American biology, 1900-1940 by Jane Maienschein( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Understanding science and its implications by Jane Maienschein( )

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

Centennial history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington by Louis Brown( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Whose view of life? : embryos, cloning, and stem cells
Alternative Names
Jane Maienschein Professor, biologist

Languages
English (135)

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From embryology to evo-devo : a history of developmental evolutionBiology and the foundation of ethicsThe American development of biologyBiology and epistemologyDefining biology : lectures from the 1890sForm and function in developmental evolution100 years exploring life, 1888-1988 : the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods HoleThe Department of Embryology