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A Dame Full of Vim and Vigour : Women in Science - Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

A Dame Full of Vim and Vigour

Women in Science

Hardcover Published: 22nd July 1999
ISBN: 9789057025754
Number Of Pages: 246

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A biography of Alice Middleton Boring, a feisty, headstrong biologist who spent much of her adult life teaching in China during some of the most tumultuous times in the country's history. She found herself continually distracted from teaching her students and pursuing her own research by civil war, revolution, the Japanese occupation, World War II, including her internment and repatriation, and the subsequent upheaval which resulted in the creation of a socialist society. Throughout the turmoil, she continued to publish scientific papers, pragmatically changing her research emphasis from cytology and genetics to the taxonomy of Chinese reptiles and amphibians. In spite of her traumatic experiences, she remained deeply influenced by her time in China long after her return to America. Loyalty to the Chinese people and an almost evangelical appreciation of her adopted culture permeated the rest of her personal and professional life.

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Series
Note on Chinese Names
Introduction: The Green Grasshopperp. 1
Origins and Early Yearsp. 9
The China Experimentp. 29
The Career Choicep. 61
From Laboratory Biology to Field Natural Historyp. 87
Teaching and Advisingp. 121
Pearl Harbor and Internmentp. 147
The Returnp. 165
The Finalep. 179
A Retrospectivep. 191
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9789057025754
ISBN-10: 9057025752
Series: Women in Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 22nd July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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