56 found
Order:
Disambiguations
Robert Olby [49]Robert C. Olby [7]Robert Cecil Olby [1]
  1.  9
    Mendel No Mendelian?Robert Olby - 1979 - History of Science 17 (1):53-72.
  2. Origins of Mendelism.Robert Olby - 1987 - Journal of the History of Biology 20 (1):132-133.
  3.  13
    The Dimensions of Scientific Controversy: The Biometric—Mendelian Debate.Robert Olby - 1989 - British Journal for the History of Science 22 (3):299-320.
    The increasing attention which has been given to social history of science and to the sociological analysis of scientific activity has resulted in a renewed interest in scientific controversies. Furthermore, the rejection of the presentist view of history, according to which those contestants who took what we can identify, with the benefit of modern knowledge, as the ‘right’ stand in a controversy, were right and their opponents were ‘wrong’, left the subject of scientific controversies with many questions. What determines their (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   21 citations  
  4. Variation and Inheritance.Robert Olby - 2009 - In Michael Ruse & Robert J. Richards (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the "Origin of Species". Cambridge University Press.
  5.  13
    Scientists and Bureaucrats in the Establishment of the John Innes Horticultural Institution Under William Bateson.Robert Olby - 1989 - Annals of Science 46 (5):497-510.
    Research in Mendelian heredity was first given permanent institutional support in the U.K. at the John Innes Horticultural Institution. The path by which this was achieved is described. It is shown that Brooke-Hunt in the Board of Agriculture played a decisive part in redirecting the John Innes Bequest from a school for gardeners as intended by the testator to an institute given to research on plants of importance to the horticultural trade. The choice of William Bateson as the institute's first (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   18 citations  
  6.  6
    Social Imperialism and State Support for Agricultural Research in Edwardian Britain.Robert Olby - 1991 - Annals of Science 48 (6):509-526.
    The origin, character, and reception of the Development Act of 1909 are described. Extant evaluations of its historical significance are presented and criticized. It is claimed that the significance of the Act for the promotion of scientific research in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry has been largely overlooked. The way in which the Commissioners of the Act interpreted their brief by establishing scholarships, new research institutes, and developing existing institutes is described.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   17 citations  
  7.  6
    William Bateson's Introduction of Mendelism to England: A Reassessment.Robert Olby - 1987 - British Journal for the History of Science 20 (4):399-420.
    The recognition of Gregor Mendel's achievement in his study of hybridization was signalled by the ‘rediscovery’ papers of Hugo de Vries, Carl Correns and Erich Tschermak. The dates on which these papers were published are given in Table 1. The first of these—De Vries ‘Comptes rendus paper—was in French and made no mention of Mendel or his paper. The rest, led by De Vries’ Berichte paper, were in German and mentioned Mendel, giving the location of his paper. It has long (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   16 citations  
  8.  27
    The Molecular Revolution in Biology.Robert Olby - 1990 - In R. C. Olby, G. N. Cantor, J. R. R. Christie & M. J. S. Hodge (eds.), Companion to the History of Modern Science. Routledge. pp. 93--100.
  9.  13
    The Understanding of Nature. Essays in the Philosophy of Biology.Robert Olby & Marjorie Grene - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (103):192.
  10.  7
    The Significance of the Macromolecules in the Historiography of Molecular Biology.Robert C. Olby - 1979 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 1 (2):185 - 198.
  11.  16
    Schrödinger's Problem: What Is Life? [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1971 - Journal of the History of Biology 4 (1):119 - 148.
  12.  15
    Eleven References to Mendel Before 1900.Robert Olby & Peter Gautrey - 1968 - Annals of Science 24 (1):7-20.
  13.  3
    The Origins of Molecular Genetics.Robert Olby - 1974 - Journal of the History of Biology 7 (1):93-100.
  14.  26
    Heredity Produced. At the Crossroads of Biology, Politics, and Culture, 1500–1870. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 2011 - Acta Biotheoretica 59 (3-4):327-331.
    Staffan Müller-Wille & Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Eds): Heredity Produced. At the Crossroads of Biology, Politics, and Culture, 1500–1870 Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 327-331 DOI 10.1007/s10441-011-9130-4 Authors Robert Olby, Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1017 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA Journal Acta Biotheoretica Online ISSN 1572-8358 Print ISSN 0001-5342 Journal Volume Volume 59 Journal Issue Volume 59, Numbers 3-4.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15.  7
    In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity by Daniel J. Kevles. [REVIEW]Robert Olby, R. Lewontin & Daniel Kevles - 1986 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 77:311-319.
  16.  15
    Peter J. Beurton, Raphael Falk and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger , the Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Pp. XVI+384. Isbn 0-521-77187-0. $59.95. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 2002 - British Journal for the History of Science 35 (2):213-250.
  17.  1
    The Emergence of Genetics.Robert Olby - 1990 - In R. C. Olby, G. N. Cantor, J. R. R. Christie & M. J. S. Hodge (eds.), Companion to the History of Modern Science. Routledge. pp. 521--36.
  18.  16
    From Physics to Biophysics. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1989 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 11 (2):305 - 309.
  19.  18
    Bibliography David Bearman and John T. Edsall , Archival Sources for the History of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: A Reference Guide and Report. Boston: American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1980. Pp. Xii + 338. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1982 - British Journal for the History of Science 15 (1):85-86.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  20.  18
    Sheldon Krimsky, Genetic Alchemy. The Social History of the Recombinant DNA Controversy. Cambridge, Mass., & London: MIT Press, 1982. Pp. Xiii + 444. ISBN 0-262-11083-0. £17.50. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1985 - British Journal for the History of Science 18 (2):241-243.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  21.  5
    In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human HeredityDaniel J. Kevles.Robert Olby, R. C. Lewontin & Daniel J. Kevles - 1986 - Isis 77 (2):311-319.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  22.  13
    Suzanne Bourgeois. Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders. Xxxiv + 230 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. $49.95. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 2016 - Isis 107 (1):215-216.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23.  3
    The 'Mad Pursuit': X-Ray Crystallographers' Search for the Structure of Haemoglobin.Robert C. Olby - 1985 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 7 (2):171 - 193.
    An attempt is made to establish the historical context in which the structure and function of haemoglobin were investigated by X-ray crystallographers in the 1940s and 50s. It is concluded that until the 1960s the interpretations of the data of crystallographic investigations were dependent upon the results of applying traditional techniques of physical and organic chemistry. In the case of haemoglobin, no less than in those of smaller organic molecules, crystallographic studies in the 1940s and early 50s served to validate, (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  24.  11
    Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries La Logique du Vivant. Une Histoire de l'Hérédité. By François Jacob. Paris: Gallimard, 1970. Pp. 354. £2.70. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1972 - British Journal for the History of Science 6 (2):221-222.
  25.  12
    Whetting the Appetite.Robert Olby - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31 (4):629-636.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  26.  10
    Geology and Biology Time's Arrow and Evolution. By Harold F. Blum. Third Edition. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 1968. Pp. 232. £1.30. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1971 - British Journal for the History of Science 5 (4):409-410.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  27.  10
    Gregor Mendel's Experiments on Plant Hybrids: A Guided Study. Alain F. Corcos, Floyd V. Monaghan.Robert Olby - 1995 - Isis 86 (3):508-509.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  28.  9
    The Professor, the Institute, and DNA. Oswald T. Avery, His Life and Scientific Achievements. Rene J. Dubos.Robert Olby - 1978 - Isis 69 (3):475-476.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  29.  8
    Biological Sciences and Medicine The Chemistry of Life. Lectures on the History of Biochemistry. Ed. By Joseph Needham. London: Cambridge University Press. 1970. Pp. Xxx + 214. £3. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1971 - British Journal for the History of Science 5 (3):303-304.
  30.  8
    Georges Canguilhem. Ideology and Rationality in the History of the Life Sciences, Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1988, Pp. Xi + 160. ISBN 0-262-03137-X. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1991 - British Journal for the History of Science 24 (4):494-496.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  31.  7
    Biology and Medicine Theodor Boveri. Life and Work of a Great Biologist. By Fritz Baltzer, Translated From the German by Dorothea Rudnick. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 1967. Pp. Xii + 165. 57s. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1969 - British Journal for the History of Science 4 (4):412-413.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  32.  10
    Genetic Analysis: A History of Genetic Thinking. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 2010 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 101:851-852.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  33.  18
    Session 3: Natural Selection as a Causal Theory.Jon Hodge, Robert Olby & Megan Delehanty - unknown
    Proceedings of the Pittsburgh Workshop in History and Philosophy of Biology, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, March 23-24 2001 Session 3: Natural Selection as a Causal Theory.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  34.  5
    Biology and Medicine Eugenics and the Progressives. By Donald K. Pickens. Pp. Xii + 260. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press. 1968. $7.95. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1970 - British Journal for the History of Science 5 (2):200-200.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  35.  8
    The Convergence of Behaviourism and Logical Positivism. [REVIEW]Robert C. Olby - 1990 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 12 (1):117 - 122.
  36.  5
    What's All This Fuss About the Gene?Robert Olby - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 49:66-69.
  37.  5
    A Century Since Mendel By M. Campbell. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1989 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 80:713-714.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  38.  4
    A Century Since Mendel. M. Campbell.Robert Olby - 1989 - Isis 80 (4):713-714.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  39.  5
    Gregor Mendel's Experiments on Plant Hybrids: A Guided Study by Alain F. Corcos; Floyd V. Monaghan. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1995 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 86:508-509.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  40.  5
    The Professor, the Institute, and DNA. Oswald T. Avery, His Life and Scientific Achievements by Rene J. Dubos. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1978 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 69:475-476.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  41.  5
    Picturing Biology.Robert C. Olby, Judy Johns Schloegel & Karen Rader - 1999 - Metascience 8 (2):243-260.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  42.  4
    Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling by Thomas Hager. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1997 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 88:568-570.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  43.  4
    Time's Arrow and Evolution. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 1971 - British Journal for the History of Science 5 (4):409-410.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  44.  3
    Raphael Falk. Genetic Analysis: A History of Genetic Thinking. Xiv + 330 Pp., Illus., Tables, Bibl., Index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. $90. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 2010 - Isis 101 (4):851-852.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  45.  3
    Sydney Brenner. A Life in Science. As Told to, Lewis Wolpert. Edited Interview with Additional Material by, Errol C. Friedberg and Eleanor Lawrence. V+191 Pp., Notes. London: BioMed Central Limited, 2001. $22.10. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 2003 - Isis 94 (4):780-781.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  46.  3
    The Founders of Evolutionary Genetics: A Centenary Reappraisal. Sahotra SarkarThe Search for the Gene. Bruce Wallace.Robert Olby - 1994 - Isis 85 (2):353-354.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  47.  5
    The History of Molecular Biology.Robert C. Olby - 1980 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 2 (2):299 - 310.
  48.  3
    The Founders of Evolutionary Genetics: A Centenary Reappraisal by Sahotra Sarkar; The Search for the Gene by Bruce Wallace.Robert Olby - 1994 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 85:353-354.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  49.  3
    The Monk in the Garden (Review).Robert Cecil Olby - 2003 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 46 (1):142-145.
  50.  2
    Book Review: Douglas M. Surgenor, Edwin J. Cohn and the Development of Protein Chemistry. With a Detailed Account of His Work on the Fractionation of Blood During and After World War II , Xix + 434 Pp., Illus., 34.95. [REVIEW]Robert Olby - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (1):163-165.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
1 — 50 / 56