All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  History & Other Humanities  History of Science & Nature

Outsider Scientists Routes to Innovation in Biology

By: Oren Harman(Editor), Michael R Dietrich(Editor)
376 pages, 22 b/w photos, 4 b/w illustrations
Outsider Scientists
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Outsider Scientists ISBN: 9780226078403 Paperback Nov 2013 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £24.50
    #207491
  • Outsider Scientists ISBN: 9780226078373 Hardback Nov 2013 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £73.50
    #207490
Selected version: £24.50
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Outsider Scientists: Routes to Innovation in Biology describes the transformative role played by "outsiders" in the growth of the modern life sciences. Biology, which occupies a special place between the exact and human sciences, has historically attracted many thinkers whose primary training was in other fields: mathematics, physics, chemistry, linguistics, philosophy, history, anthropology, engineering, and even literature. These outsiders brought with them ideas and tools that were foreign to biology, but which, when applied to biological problems, helped to bring about dramatic, and often surprising, breakthroughs.

Outsider Scientists: Routes to Innovation in Biology brings together eighteen thought-provoking biographical essays of some of the most remarkable outsiders of the modern era, each written by an authority in the respective field. From Noam Chomsky using linguistics to answer questions about brain architecture, to Erwin Schrodinger contemplating DNA as a physicist would, to Drew Endy tinkering with Biobricks to create new forms of synthetic life, the outsiders featured here make clear just how much there is to gain from disrespecting conventional boundaries. Innovation, it turns out, often relies on importing new ideas from other fields. Without its outsiders, modern biology would hardly be recognizable.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Oren Harman is the chair of the Graduate Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, and the author of The Man Who Invented the Chromosome and The Price of Altruism.

Michael R. Dietrich is professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College and coeditor of The Educated Eye. Together Harman and Dietrich are the editors of Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology.

By: Oren Harman(Editor), Michael R Dietrich(Editor)
376 pages, 22 b/w photos, 4 b/w illustrations
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)Order your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife