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Barbara McClintock

Scientist (16-Jun-1902 — 2-Sep-1992)


Nina Fedoroff, David Botstein. The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics. Plainview, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 1992. 422pp.

Nathaniel C. Comfort. The Tangled Field: Barbara McClintock's Search for the Patterns of Genetic Control. Harvard University Press. 2001. 337pp.

Patricia Parratt Craig. Jumping Genes: Barbara McClintock's Scientific Legacy. Carnegie institution of Washington. 1994. 235pp.

Edith Hope Fine. Barbara McClintock : Nobel Prize Geneticist. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers. 1998. 128pp.

Evelyn Fox Keller. A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman. 1983. 235pp.


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  5. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.439)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.934)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.316)

  8. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.332)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.484)

  10. Almanac of American Women in the 20th Century (p.228)

  11. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.313)

  12. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.343)

  13. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.324)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.129)

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