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Endersby, Jim

Overview
Works: 24 works in 86 publications in 3 languages and 2,205 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Popular works  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: QH365, 576.82
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Endersby
A guinea pig's history of biology by Jim Endersby( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biology today promises everything from better foods or cures for common diseases to the alarming prospect of redesigning life itself Looking at the organisms that have made all this possible gives us a new way of understanding how we got here - and perhaps of thinking about where we're going. Instead of a history of which great scientists had which great ideas, this story of passionflowers and hawkweeds, of zebra fish and viruses, oilers a bird's (or rodent's) eye view of the work that makes science possible."--Jacket
Imperial nature : Joseph Hooker and the practices of Victorian science by Jim Endersby( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) was an internationally renowned botanist, a close friend and early supporter of Charles Darwin, and one of the first - and most successful - British men of science to become a full-time professional. He was also, Jim Endersby argues, the perfect embodiment of Victorian science. A vivid picture of the complex interrelationships of scientific work and scientific ideas, Imperial Nature gracefully uses one individual's career to illustrate the changing world of science in the Victorian era." "By analyzing Hooker's career, Endersby offers vivid insights into the everyday activities of nineteenth-century naturalists, considering matters as diverse as botanical illustration and microscopy, classification, and specimen transportation and storage, to reveal what naturalists actually did, how they earned a living, and what drove their scientific theories. What emerges is a rare glimpse of Victorian scientific practices in action. By focusing on science's material practices and one of its foremost practitioners, Endersby ably links concerns about empire, professionalism, and philosophical practices to the forging of a nineteenth-century scientific identity."--Jacket
Orchid : a cultural history by Jim Endersby( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some flowers make us think of love or heaven, of political causes or drug cravings, while others are food, medicine, or decoration; almost every plant that humans have ever taken an interest in has acquired a rich web of associations. So it is not surprising that flowers as alluring as orchids are associated with a very specific set of images, ideas, and symbols. Yet the precise significances we attach to orchids may be, Jim Endersby argues, the weirdest ever to have become linked to a plant. By following orchids through history, Endersby discovers unexpected connections that lead us into myriad other histories
On the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Publisher-supplied data) Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection is both a key scientific work of research, still read by scientists, and a readable narrative that has had a cultural impact unmatched by any other scientific text. First published in 1859, it has continued to sell, to be reviewed and discussed, attacked and defended. The Origin is one of those books whose controversial reputation ensures that many who have never read it nevertheless have an opinion about it. Jim Endersby's major new scholarly edition debunks some of the myths that surround Darwin's book, while providing a detailed examination of the contexts within which it was originally written, published and read. Endersby provides a new, up-to-date and very readable introduction to this classic text and a level of scholarly apparatus (explanatory notes, bibliography and appendixes) that is unmatched by any other edition
Joseph Hooker : botanical trailblazer by Pat Griggs( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Hooker (1817-1911) was a groundbreaking botanist who circled the globe discovering, describing, naming, or introducing over 12,000 plants that have since changed the makeup of our gardens and landscape. His plant collecting expeditions, first to Antarctica and later to India and the Himalayas, and his publications, many of which were illustrated by the prolific Victorian botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch, secured his reputation in the scientific community and attracted the attention of Charles Darwin, who became a friend and confidante. In 1865 Hooker succeeded his father Sir William Hooker as the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. And in 1877 he took a highly successful expedition to the Western United States with the leading American botanist Asa Gray. With Joseph Hooker: Botanical Trailblazer, Pat Griggs and Jim Endersby present a compelling biography of one of the world's great botanists through the many relationships that influenced his life and shaped his ideas"--Publisher's description
The story of science : power, proof and passion by Michael Mosley( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For three thousand years, we have struggled to answer the great questions: the what, the where, the how and the why of mankind and our planet ... An insightful and entertaining series, the Story of Science reveals how the political upheavals of history combine with iconic inventions and discoveries, along with the ideas of great thinkers, to create the advances that have transformed our lives."--Container
Una historia de la biología según el conejillo de indias : las plantas y los animales que nos han enseñado a entender la vida by Jim Endersby( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The story of science( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For three thousand years, we have struggled to answer the great questions: the what, the where, the how and the why of mankind and our planet ... An insightful and entertaining series, the Story of Science reveals how the political upheavals of history combine with iconic inventions and discoveries, along with the ideas of great thinkers, to create the advances that have transformed our lives."--Container
On the origin of species/Charles Darwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE : how science ordered the world by Jim Endersby( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A garden enclosed : Botanical barter in Sydney, 1818-39 by Jim Endersby( Book )

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

The story of science: power, proof and passion :( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"For three thousand years, we have struggled to answer the great questions: the what, the where, the how and the why of mankind and our planet ... An insightful and entertaining series, the Story of Science reveals how the political upheavals of history combine with iconic inventions and discoveries, along with the ideas of great thinkers, to create the advances that have transformed our lives."--Container
'The vagaries of a Rafinesque' : imagining and classifying American nature by Jim Endersby( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The story of science( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"For three thousand years, we have struggled to answer the great questions: the what, the where, the how and the why of mankind and our planet ... An insightful and entertaining series, the Story of Science reveals how the political upheavals of history combine with iconic inventions and discoveries, along with the ideas of great thinkers, to create the advances that have transformed our lives."--Container
"The vagaries of a Rafinesque" : Imagining and classifying American nature by Jim Endersby( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deceived by orchids : Sex, science, fiction and Darwin by Jim Endersby( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A life more ordinary : the dull life but interesting times of Joseph Dalton Hooker by Jim Endersby( )

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

Mutant utopias : Evening primroses and imagined futures in early twentieth-century America by Jim Endersby( Book )

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

A guinea pig's history of biology by Jim Endersby( Recording )

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

Endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved," Darwin famously concluded The Origin of Species, and for confirmation we look to ... the guinea pig? How this curious creature and others as humble (and as fast-breeding) have helped unlock the mystery of inheritance is the unlikely story [the author] tells in this book. Biology today promises everything from better foods or cures for common diseases to the alarming prospect of redesigning life itself. Looking at the organisms that have made all this possible gives us a new way of understanding how we got here-and perhaps of thinking about where we're going. Instead of a history of which great scientists had which great ideas, this story of passion flowers and hawkweeds, of zebra fish and viruses, offers a bird's (or rodent's) eye view of the work that makes science possible. Mixing the celebrities of genetics, like the fruit fly, with forgotten players such as the evening primrose, the book follows the unfolding history of biological inheritance from Aristotle's search for the "universal, absolute truth of fishiness" to the apparently absurd speculations of eighteenth-century natural philosophers to the spectacular findings of our day-which may prove to be the absurdities of tomorrow. The result is a quirky, enlightening, and thoroughly engaging perspective on the history of heredity and genetics, tracing the slow, uncertain path-complete with entertaining diversions and dead ends-that led us from the ancient world's understanding of inheritance to modern genetics.-Dust jacket
 
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