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Sloan, Phillip R.

Works: 3 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 1,717 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: QH15, 500
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Phillip R Sloan
Creating a physical biology : the Three-Man Paper and early molecular biology( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1935 geneticist Nikolai Timoféeff-Ressovsky, radiation physicist Karl G. Zimmer, and quantum physicist Max Delbrück published On the Nature of Gene Mutation and Gene Structure, known subsequently as the Three-Man Paper. This seminal paper advanced work on the physical exploration of the structure of the gene through radiation physics and suggested ways in which physics could reveal definite information about gene structure, mutation, and action. Representing a new level of collaboration between physics and biology, it played an important role in the birth of the new field of molecular biology. The paper's results were popularized for a wide audience in the What is Life? lectures of physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1944. Despite its historical impact on the biological sciences, the paper has remained largely inaccessible because it was only published in a short-lived German periodical. Creating a Physical Biology makes the Three Man Paper available in English for the first time. Brandon Fogel's translation is accompanied by an introductory essay by Fogel and Phillip Sloan and a set of essays by leading historians and philosophers of biology that explore the context, contents, and subsequent influence of the paper, as well as its importance for the wider philosophical analysis of biological reductionism." Publisher's note
From natural history to the history of nature : readings from Buffon and his critics by John Lyon( )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May - June 1837 by Richard Owen( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Hunterian lectures in comparative anatomy, May - June 1837
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