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The Resource Ahead of the curve : David Baltimore's life in science, Shane Crotty

Ahead of the curve : David Baltimore's life in science, Shane Crotty

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Ahead of the curve : David Baltimore's life in science
Title
Ahead of the curve
Title remainder
David Baltimore's life in science
Statement of responsibility
Shane Crotty
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shane Crotty's biography of David Baltimore details the life and work of one of the most brilliant, powerful, and controversial scientists of our time. Although only in his early sixties, Baltimore has made major discoveries in molecular biology, established the prestigious Whitehead Institute at MIT, been president of Rockefeller University, won the Nobel Prize, and been vilified by detractors in one of the most scandalous and protracted investigations of scientific fraud ever. He is now president of Caltech and a leader in the search for an AIDS vaccine. Crotty not only tells the compelling story of this larger-than-life figure, he also treats the reader to a lucid account of the amazing revolution that has occurred in biology during the past forty years. Basing his narrative on many personal interviews, Crotty recounts the milestones of Baltimore's career: completing his Ph. D. at Rockefeller University in eighteen months, participating in the anti-Vietnam War movement, winning a Nobel Prize at age thirty-seven for the codiscovery of reverse transcriptase, and co-organizing the recombinant DNA/genetic engineering moratorium. Along the way, readers learn what viruses are and what they do, what cancer is and how it happens, the complexities of the AIDS problem, how genetic engineering works, and why making a vaccine is a complicated process. And, as Crotty considers Baltimore's public life, he retells the famous scientific fraud saga and Baltimore's vindication after a decade of character assassination. Crotty possesses the alchemical skill of converting technical scientific history into entertaining prose as he conveys Baltimore's huge ambitions, intensity, scientific genius, attitude toward science and politics, and Baltimore's own view about what happened in the "Baltimore Affair." Ahead of the curve shows why with his complex personality, keen involvement in public issues, and wide-ranging interests David Baltimore has not only shaped the face of American science as we know it today, but has also become a presence in our culture
Cataloging source
N$T
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1974-
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Crotty, Shane
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Baltimore, David
  • Baltimore, David
  • Molecular biologists
  • SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
  • Molecular biologists
  • United States
  • Moleculaire biologie
  • Molecular Biology
  • United States
Label
Ahead of the curve : David Baltimore's life in science, Shane Crotty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue; Chapter One: Great Neck, Long Island; Chapter Two: Swarthmore; Chapter Three: Apprenticeships; Chapter Four: Salk Institute; Chapter Five: MIT; Chapter Six: Recombinant DNA; Chapter Seven: Nobel Gold; Poliovirus: An Interlude; Chapter Eight: Whitehead Institute; Chapter Nine: Rockefeller; Chapter Ten: Homecoming; Chapter Eleven: Caltech; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
Control code
ocm51821986
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520930261
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsx3h2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51821986
Label
Ahead of the curve : David Baltimore's life in science, Shane Crotty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue; Chapter One: Great Neck, Long Island; Chapter Two: Swarthmore; Chapter Three: Apprenticeships; Chapter Four: Salk Institute; Chapter Five: MIT; Chapter Six: Recombinant DNA; Chapter Seven: Nobel Gold; Poliovirus: An Interlude; Chapter Eight: Whitehead Institute; Chapter Nine: Rockefeller; Chapter Ten: Homecoming; Chapter Eleven: Caltech; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
Control code
ocm51821986
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520930261
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsx3h2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51821986

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