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A dame full of vim and vigor [electronic resource] : a biography of Alice Middleton Boring, biologist in China /
Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie and Clifford J. Choquette.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands : Harwood Academic, c1999.
xvii, 217 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands : Harwood Academic, c1999.
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Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations vii -- Preface to the Series ix -- Acknowledgments xi -- Note on Chinese Names xvii -- Introduction The Green Grasshopper 1 -- Chapter 1 Origins and Early Years 9 -- Chapter 2 The China Experiment 29 -- Chapter 3 The Career Choice 61 -- Chapter 4 From Laboratory Biology to Field Natural -- History 87 -- Chapter 5 Teaching and Advising 121 -- Chapter 6 Pearl Harbor and Internment 147 -- Chapter 7 The Return 165 -- Chapter 8 The Finale 179 -- Chapter 9 A Retrospective 191 -- Bibliography Alice M. Boring 205 -- Index 209.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-208) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-01-01:
This straightforwardly written biography of doughty herpetologist Boring (1883-1955) is the first in the "Women in Science" series. Trained at Bryn Mawr (PhD, 1910), Boring was fortunate to have worked with several outstanding zoologists of her time. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research in genetics and embryology was undertaken at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the University of W"urzburg, and the Naples Zoological Station--unusual for a woman scientist in the early 20th century. For eight years, she taught at Vassar and the University of Maine. Her relative obscurity may be explained by the fact that with only a few breaks, she spent most of the years 1918-50 teaching at Peking Union Medical College and Yenching University in China. A sometimes difficult colleague, she was esteemed by most students. Though she published extensively, primarily on Asian amphibia, much of her work was not readily accessible to Western scholars. At various times, particularly during WW II and later, she taught for brief periods at several American institutions. Bibliography of Boring's publications; brief accounts of eight of her many former students. Ogilvie (Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman) and Choquette are to be commended for having begun this series with this unusual individual. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. K. B. Sterling; formerly, Pace University
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface to the Series
Note on Chinese Names
Introduction: The Green Grasshopperp. 1
Origins and Early Yearsp. 9
The China Experimentp. 29
The Career Choicep. 61
From Laboratory Biology to Field Natural Historyp. 87
Teaching and Advisingp. 121
Pearl Harbor and Internmentp. 147
The Returnp. 165
The Finalep. 179
A Retrospectivep. 191
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 209
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