Table of contents for A century of Nature : twenty-one discoveries that changed science and the world / edited by Laura Garwin and Tim Lincoln.


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Foreword, by Steven Weinberg
Preface, by Laura Garwin and Tim Lincoln
Chronology of twentieth-century science
1. Raymond Dart and our African origins
C. K. Brain
1925 "Australopithecus africanus: the man-ape of South 
Africa" by Raymond A. Dart 
2. Electrons make waves
Akira Tonomura
1927 "The scattering of electrons by a single crystal of 
nickel" by C. Davisson and L. H. Germer
3. The atom completed
Maurice Goldhaber
1932 "Possible existence of a neutron" by J. Chadwick
4. Superfluidity: a new state of matter 
Allan Griffin
1938 "Viscosity of liquid helium below the -
point" by P. Kapitza 
5. From nuclear physics to nuclear weapons
Joseph Rotblat
1939 "Disintegration of uranium by neutrons: a new type 
of nuclear reaction" by Lise Meitner and O. R. Frisch
6. The double helix 
Sydney Brenner
1953 "A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid" by J. D. 
Watson and F. H. C. Crick
7. Dawn of structural biology
Gregory A. Petsko
1958 "A three-dimensional model of the myoglobin molecule 
obtained by X-ray analysis" by J. C. Kendrew, G. Bodo, H. 
M. Dintzis, R. G. Parrish, H. Wyckoff, and D. C. Phillips
8. The first laser
Charles H. Townes
1960 "Stimulated optical radiation in ruby" by T. H. 
Maiman 
9. The quasar enigma 
Malcolm Longair
1963 "3C 273: a star-like object with large red-shift" by 
M. Schmidt
10. Seafloor magnetism and drifting continents
Dan McKenzie 
1963 "Magnetic anomalies over oceanic ridges" by F. J. 
Vine and D. H. Matthews 
11. Stellar timekeepers
Joseph H. Taylor
1968 "Observation of a rapidly pulsating radio source" by 
A. Hewish, S. J. Bell, J. D. H. Pilkington, P. F. Scott, 
and R. A. Collins 
12. Viruses reverse the information flow
Robin A. Weiss
1970 "RNA-dependent DNA polymerase in virions of RNA 
tumour viruses" by David Baltimore; "RNA-dependent DNA 
polymerase in virions of Rous sarcoma virus" by Howard M. 
Temin and Satoshi Mizutani 
13. Images of body and brain
Marcus E. Raichle
1973 "Image formation by induced local interactions: 
examples employing nuclear magnetic resonance" by P. C. 
Lauterbur 
14. Journey to the T cell 
Jonathan C. Howard
1974 "Restriction of in vitro T cell-mediated 
cytotoxicity in lymphocytic choriomeningitis within a 
syngeneic or semiallogeneic system" by R. M. Zinkernagel 
and P. C. Doherty 
15. Molecular switches for "animal electricity"
Fred J. Sigworth
1976 "Single-channel currents recorded from membrane of 
denervated frog muscle fibres" by Erwin Neher and Bert 
Sakmann 
16. DNA sequencing: the silent revolution 
Peter Little
1977 "Nucleotide sequence of bacteriophage X174 
DNA" by F. Sanger, G. M. Air, B. G. Barrell, N. L. Brown, 
A. R. Coulson, J. C. Fiddes, C. A. Hutchison III, P. M. 
Slocombe, and M. Smith
17. The blueprint of animals revealed 
Ginés Morata
1980 "Mutations affecting segment number and polarity in 
Drosophila" by Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric 
Wieschaus 
18. A hole in Earth's shield
Richard S. Stolarski
1985 "Large losses of total ozone in Antarctica reveal 
seasonal ClOx/NOx interaction" by J. C. Farman, B. G. 
Gardiner, and J. D. Shanklin 
19. Carbon cages and carbon tubes
Philip Ball
1985 "C60: buckminsterfullerene" by H. W. Kroto, J. R. 
Heath, S. C. O'Brien, R. F. Curl, and R. E. Smalley 
20. Seeking other solar systems
Gordon A. H. Walker
1995 "A Jupiter-mass companion to a solar-type star" by 
Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz 
21. Dolly!
Davor Solter
1997 "Viable offspring derived from fetal and adult 
mammalian cells" by I. Wilmut, A. E. Schnieke, J. McWhir, 
A. J. Kind, and K. H. S. Campbell 
Contributors
Index
 

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