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Author Lee, Rupert.

Title The eureka! moment : 100 key scientific discoveries of the 20th century / Rupert Lee.

Imprint London : British Library, 2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 275 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Author's Preface and Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; LIST OF PLATES; INTRODUCTION; MEDICINE; The Yellow Fever Virus (Reed, 1900); Blood Groups (Landsteiner, 1901); Vitamins (Hopkins, 1912); Insulin (Banting and Best, 1922); Brain Waves (Berger, 1929); Penicillin (Fleming, 1929); Sulphonamides (Domagk, 1935); Rejection of Transplants (Gibson and Medawar, 1943); Sickle Cell Anaemia (Pauling et al, 1949); Smoking Causes Lung Cancer (Doll and Hill, 1950; Wynder and Graham, 1950); The Polio Vaccine (Salk, 1953).
Interferons (Isaacs and Lindemann, 1957 Isaacs et al, 1957); Prions (Prusiner et al, 1983); HIV (Barre-Sinoussi et al, 1983); Helicobacter pylori (Marshall et al, 1985); Embryonic Stem Cells Grown Artificially (Gearhart, 1997); HISTORY OF LIFE; First Clues About How Life Began (Miller, 1953); The Early Presence of Life on Earth (Mojzsis et al, 1996); The Origin of Higher Organisms (Sagan, 1967); Nemesis of the Dinosaurs (Alvarez et al, 1980); 'Lucy' (Johanson and Taieb, 1976); The 'Taung Child' (Dart, 1925); BIOLOGY; Conditioned Reflexes (Pavlov, 1906); Bacteriophages (d'Herelle, 1917).
The Vertebrate Organiser (Spemann and Mangold, 1924)Urease (Sumner, 1926); Progesterone (Corner and Allen, 1929); The Krebs Cycle (Krebs and Johnson, 1937); ATP (Lipmann, 1941); Bee Dances (von Frisch, 1946); Evolution Driven by Competition (Lack, 1947); How Nerves Work (Hodgkin et al, 1952; Hodgkin and Huxley, 1952); The Chemical Composition of Insulin (Sanger and Thompson, 1953); The Structure of Vitamin B12 (Hodgkin et al, 1956); The Calvin Cycle in Photosynthesis (Calvin, 1962); Monoclonal Antibodies (Kohler and Milstein, 1975); GENETICS; One Gene-One Enzyme (Garrod, 1909).
Genes on Chromosomes (Morgan, 1910)Genes are Made of DNA (Avery et al, 1944); Gene Recombination in Bacteria (Lederberg and Tatum, 1946); Transposons (McClintock, 1951); The DNA Double Helix (Watson and Crick, 1953); The Central Dogma (Crick, 1958); The Nature of the DNA Code (Crick et al, 1961); The Operon (Jacob and Monod, 1961); Reverse Transcriptase (Baltimore, 1970; Temin and Mitsuzani, 1970); Oncogenes (Martin, 1970); Sequencing a Genome (Sanger et al, 1977); The Antibody Problem (Tonegawa, 1983); Homeobox Genes (McGinnis et al, 1984); DNA Fingerprints (Jeffreys et al, 1985).
'Dolly', the Cloned Sheep (Wilmut et al, 1997)ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY; Galaxies (Hubble, 1925); The Expanding Universe (Hubble, 1929); Pluto (Tombaugh, 1930); What Makes Stars Shine (Bethe and Critchfield, 1938; Bethe, 1939); The Age of the Solar System (Patterson, 1955); The Origin of the Chemical Elements (Burbidge et al, 1957); Quasars (Hazard et al, 1963; Schmidt, 1963; Oke, 1963; Greenstein and Matthews, 1963); Proof of the Big Bang (Penzias and Wilson, 1965); Pulsars (Hewish et al, 1968); Organic Molecules in Interstellar Space (Snyder et al, 1969).
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Subject Discoveries in science -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lee, Rupert. Eureka! moment. London : British Library, 2002 0712308849 9780712308847 (OCoLC)59470914
ISBN 0712308849
9781136714696 (electronic bk.)
1136714693 (electronic bk.)