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

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

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
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harré, Rom
Dewey number
507.2
LC call number
Q55
LC item number
.H37 2009
NAL call number
HV4915
NAL item number
.H37 2009
NLM call number
  • 2009 K-446
  • W 20.55.A5
NLM item number
H296p 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal Experimentation
  • Animals, Laboratory
  • Human Experimentation
  • Research
  • Botany
  • Models, Biological
Label
Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory, Rom Harré, (electronic resource)
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
OCM1bookssj0000218958
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780199238569
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008942646
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000218958
Label
Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory, Rom Harré, (electronic resource)
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
OCM1bookssj0000218958
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780199238569
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008942646
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000218958

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