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Treasure Your Exceptions The Science and Life of William Bateson

Biography / Memoir
By: G Cock Alan and Donald R Forsdyke
745 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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William Bateson brought the work of Mendel (and much more) to the attention of the English-speaking world. He commanded the biological sciences in the decades after Darwin's death in 1882. He gave twentieth century figures such as J.B.S. Haldane and C.D. Darlington a start in science, and was critical of the emergent eugenics. The authors provide an understanding of Bateson as well as a reconciliation of diverging views (e.g. the hierarchical thinking of Gould and the genocentrism of George Williams and Richard Dawkins). Evolutionists may thus, at long last, present a unified front to their creationist opponents.



Part I. Genesis of a Geneticist
- A Cambridge Childhood (1861-1882)
- From Virginia to the Aral Sea (1883-1889)
- Galton
- Variation (1890-1894)
- Romanes
- Reorientation and Controversy (1895-1899)
- What Life May Be

Part II. Mendelism
- Rediscovery (1900-1901)
- Mendel's Bulldog (1902-1906)
- Bateson's Bulldog
- 11 On Course (1907-1908)
- Darwin Centenary (1909)
- Chromosomes

Part III. The Innes Years
- Passages (1910-1914)
- Eugenics
- War (1915-1919)
- My Respectful Homage (1920-1922)
- Limits Undetermined (1923-1926)

Part IV. Politics
- Butler
- Pilgrimages
- Kammerer
- Science and Chauvinism
- Degrees for Women

Part V. Eclipse
- Bashing
- Epilogue

Publications of William Bateson
References and Notes

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Biography / Memoir
By: G Cock Alan and Donald R Forsdyke
745 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Media reviews

This work includes key events in Bateson's career and is strengthened by discussion of the rediscovery of Mendelian principles by early-20th-century geneticists. [...] this interesting work will appeal to biologists and historians of science. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.
- J. S. Schwartz, Choice, Vol. 46 (7), March, 2009

"The presnt book is particularly welcome in helping to fill a significant gap in the history of genetics [...]. Donald Forsdyke has now extended and completed the book, a major undertaking for which both geneticists and historians should be grateful."
- Peter S. Harper, Human Genetics, Vol. 125, 2009

"This volume will be of enormous benefit to historians of science who like to follow how ideas are born or die and why participants of different sides of each controversy held such rigid views of their own work and saw little merit in their competitor's research. [...] I recommend reading all 745 pages of this biography. It is worth the effort [...]."
- Elof Axel Carlson, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 84, December, 2009

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