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Treasure Your Exceptions

The Science and Life of William Bateson

Authors: Cock, Alan, Forsdyke, Donald R.

  • The pressing need for this text is apparent from the high percentages reported not to believe in evolution and the growth of the so-called "intelligent design" movement
  • So far biohistorians have failed to come up with a comprehensive biography of William Bateson
  • Provides an attractive narrative that untangles the more controversial aspects of the science
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William Bateson brought the work of Mendel (and much more) to the attention of the English-speaking world. He commanded the biological sciences in the decades after Darwin's death in 1882. To understand these years we must first understand Bateson. Through examination of the life of a major contributor to the turn-of-the-century revolution in biology, the authors of this volume reconcile the genocentrism of George Williams and Richard Dawkins with the hierarchical thinking of Richard Goldschmidt and Stephen Jay Gould. The anti-Darwinian arguments of Bateson are only now, a century later, gaining recognition. At last, Evolutionists can present a unified front to their creationist opponents.

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"This work includes key events in Bateson’s career and is strengthened by discussion of the rediscovery of Mendelian principles by early-20th-century geneticists. … this interesting work will appeal to biologists and historians of science. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (J. S. Schwartz, Choice, Vol. 46 (7), March, 2009)

"The presnt book is particularly welcome in helping to fill a significant gap in the history of genetics … . Donald Forsdyke has now extended and completed the book, a major undertaking for which both geneticists and historians should be grateful." (Peter S. Harper, Human Genetics, Vol. 125, 2009)

"This volume will be of enormous benefit to historians of science who like to follow how ideas are born or die and why participants of different sides of each controversy held such rigid views of their own work and saw little merit in their competitor’s research. … I recommend reading all 745 pages of this biography. It is worth the effort … ." (Elof Axel Carlson, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 84, December, 2009)

“Cock and Forsdyke’s detailed scientific biography of Bateson is very timely. … a fascinating read and well worth the effort. It is a splendid addition to the several good historical works on genetics that have appeared in recent years and also serves as a salutary reminder that great ideas in science have a habit of being successively reborn, often in superficially different forms and guises … . serve as a pragmatic impetus for all scientists to carefully study the history of their respective fields.” (Amitabh Joshi, Journal of Genetics, Vol. 89 (4), December, 2010)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Treasure Your Exceptions
Book Subtitle
The Science and Life of William Bateson
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-75688-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-75688-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-75687-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2601-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 750
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations
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