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Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America
 

Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America (Hardback)

By Curry, Helen Anne

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Evolution Made to Order traces the nearly one-hundred year history of America s attempts to speed up evolution, to induce mutations long before molecular biology and recombinant DNA technologies took center stage. It tells the story of how chemical mutagenesis and radiobiology we...re used in plant breeding in the mid-twentieth century United States, focusing on their creation, application, and celebration as technologies of genetic modification. What we come to see is that popular interest in, acceptance of, and even demand for methods that would extend human control over heredity fostered attempts to develop and apply promising methods of genetic manipulation. These genetic technologies were not limited to the research programs of either quirky or mainstream biologists, or to the ideologies of foundations and their grantees, or to the hopes of industrial producers. Curry uncovers how they were widely shared among agriculturalists, horticulturalists, and many other Americans who believed that living things could indeed be reshaped to human imagination given the appropriate technology. That is to say, this is above all a history of innovation.
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ISBN 9780226390086
Released NZ 15 Sep 2016
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780226390086
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint University of Chicago Press
Released 15 Sep 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Curry, Helen Anne
Category American history: from c 1900 -
Biology & Life Sciences
Evolution
Plant Reproduction & Propagation
History Of Engineering & Technology
Agricultural Science
Crop Husbandry
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 16mm
Height: 23mm
Spine: 2mm
Dewey Code 631.520973
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Plant mutation breeding - History - United States, Plant genetic engineering - Genetic engineering - History - United States, Plant genetic engineering - Genetic engineering - United States - History - 20th century, Plant genetic engineering - Social aspects - United States
NBS Text Agriculture & Farming
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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