Wandering in the Gardens of the Mind

Wandering in the Gardens of the Mind : Peter Mitchell and the Making of Glynn

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Peter Mitchell, winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for chemistry for his chemiosmotic theory, was a highly original scientist who revolutionized our understanding of cellular metabolism and bioenergetics. This is the only full biography of Mitchell, and it should be of considerable interest to biophysicists, biochemists, and physicians and researchers focusing on metabolism, as well as historians of medicine and biology.show more

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  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 159.5 x 245.4 x 30.5mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 16 pp halftone plates
  • 0195142667
  • 9780195142662

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John Prebble and Bruce Weber, who knew Mitchell well, bring back to life the man as I remember him; and they do with empathy, erudition and fairness. Franklin M. Harold, The History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences ... fascinating biography ... This is a totally absorbing account for anyone with an interest in bioenergetics, and the life and work of one of the most important and idiosyncratic British scientists of the last century. Biologist John Prebble and Bruce Weber's very welcome biography describes in great detail the origins of Mitchell's insights and how, after lengthy and complex controversies, his theory, with some shape changes thrown in, came to dominate the field ... a satisfying story. Times Higher Education Supplement Read this biography as a proof - if proof were needed - that all scientists don't think the same way, and that scientific progress can benefit enormously from those who stray off the garden path. Chemistry in Britain ... a thoroughly researched and documented biography. Chemistry in Britain This biography comes with a very useful feature - an executive summary at the beginning of the book. Chemistry in Britain ... rewarding to read ... a fascinating account of the development of Glynn Research Institute and its working practices. The Biochemist ... a scholarly account of the life of one of the giants of late-twentieth-century biochemistry. Natureshow more