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The Resource Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory, Rom Harré

Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory, Rom Harré

Label
Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory
Title
Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat
Title remainder
scenes from the living laboratory
Statement of responsibility
Rom Harré
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the sheep, dog, and cockerel that were sent aloft in Montgolfier's balloon to test the air over Paris, to the famous clone Dolly the Sheep and the Darwinian finches of the Galapagos, Pavlov's Dogs and Schrodinger's Cat offers a look at the use of plants and animals--including humans--in scientific experiments. Rom Harre provides a fresh perspective on research, setting aside moral reflection to simply examine the history of how and why living creatures have been used for the purposes of discovery. From Gregor Mendel's use of pea plants to explore heredity, to Barry Marshall's used of himself as the experimental animal in his helicobacter experiments (he survived) and even the use of an imaginary cat in Schrodinger's famous thought experiment, the reader encounters a new perspective on scientific work
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harré, Rom
Dewey number
507.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL55
LC item number
.H37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HV4915
NAL item number
.H37 2009
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 K-446
  • W 20.55.A5
NLM item number
H296p 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laboratory animals
  • Animal experimentation
  • Research
  • Science
  • Botany
  • Animal models in research
Label
Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory, Rom Harré
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-311) and index
Contents
Instruments and apparatus : tools for experimenting -- Detecting : hyenas, frogs, zebra fish, and assorted farm animals -- Measuring : the bodies of kings, fossils, lichen, and pollen grains -- Extending an established domain : dogs, horses, frogs, and trees -- Exploring a new domain : a bald mouse, two chimpanzees, and some people -- Testing hypotheses : more dogs, monkeys, and ticks -- Modelling individuals : yet more dogs, a few mice, and one human stomach -- Modelling worlds : voles, peas, fruit flies, finches, and deep oceanic worms -- Practising deception : spring wheat and midwife toads -- Inventing novel beings : an imaginary cat and virtual life forms
Control code
ocn213301931
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 p.
Isbn
9780199238569
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008942646
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1186639
  • (OCoLC)213301931
Label
Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory, Rom Harré
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-311) and index
Contents
Instruments and apparatus : tools for experimenting -- Detecting : hyenas, frogs, zebra fish, and assorted farm animals -- Measuring : the bodies of kings, fossils, lichen, and pollen grains -- Extending an established domain : dogs, horses, frogs, and trees -- Exploring a new domain : a bald mouse, two chimpanzees, and some people -- Testing hypotheses : more dogs, monkeys, and ticks -- Modelling individuals : yet more dogs, a few mice, and one human stomach -- Modelling worlds : voles, peas, fruit flies, finches, and deep oceanic worms -- Practising deception : spring wheat and midwife toads -- Inventing novel beings : an imaginary cat and virtual life forms
Control code
ocn213301931
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 p.
Isbn
9780199238569
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008942646
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1186639
  • (OCoLC)213301931

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