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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
Dewey number
507.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory, Rom Harré, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-311) and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn428728601
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191553486
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612126093
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)428728601
Label
Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory, Rom Harré, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-311) and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn428728601
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191553486
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612126093
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)428728601

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