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Thomas Hunt Morgan: The Man and His Science Hardcover – July, 1978

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  • Hardcover: 470 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr; 1ST edition (July 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691082006
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691082004
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,041,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Albin TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a very good biography of the great American biologist Thomas Hunt Morgan. Morgan made a number of important contributions to biology but is known best as the founder of modern genetics. This is primarily an intellectual biography. Allen discusses Morgan's personal life but the primary focus is on his scientific work and thought. Allen also uses Morgan's career to trace important developments in the history of biology and American science in general. Allen's ability to use Morgan's life as a window on these broader dimensions elevates this book above routine biography. Through Morgan's life, Allen shows three major developments in the history of biology; the emergence of American academic biology as a major international force, the invasion of traditional biology by experimental methods, and the beginning of the successful fusion of genetics and Darwinian evolutionary theory.

Morgan's story is very much an American story. Educated at the fledgling University of Kentucky and then at Johns Hopkins, Morgan belonged to the first generation of American scientists who received almost all their training in the USA. While Morgan had productive sojourns in Europe, his career was an American one and his tremendous accomplishments are associated with American institutions; Hopkins, Bryn Mawr, Columbia, Woods Hole, and Caltech. His most scientifically important period was his years at Columbia and he concluded his career by founding the Division of Biology at Caltech, the seedbed of much subsequent important work in modern biology. Morgan's trainees included a number of leading biologists, most of whom were American.
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