The Resource Daniel McAlpine and The Bitter Pit, by Douglas G. Parbery, (electronic resource)

Daniel McAlpine and The Bitter Pit, by Douglas G. Parbery, (electronic resource)

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Daniel McAlpine and The Bitter Pit
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Daniel McAlpine and The Bitter Pit
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by Douglas G. Parbery
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eng
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Part I consists of 6 chapters. The first three cover McAlpine's early education, work and influences which drew him into science. How Thomas Huxley and William Thislton-Dyer ignited his interest in biology and follows his achievements in Edinburgh including his remarkable teaching atlases and his remarkable ability a lecturer/educator, admired by his students in Edinburgh and Melbourne. Three more chapters review his impact on tertiary education in Australia, and his establishment as a renowned scientist in Australia. It explores his expertise in mycology and plant pathology and reasons for his rise to international prominence in the context of developments in Europe and Australia. Chapter 6 is a review of his 20 years as a plant pathologist, as he wrote it. Part II is based on previously unpublished documents that deal with an investigation of the cause and control of a devastating disease of apples, bitter pit. McAlpine was reluctantly drawn into leading it, largely unaware that the Government Botanist, Professor A.J. Ewart, was jealous of him and wanted to lead the investigation himself. Ewart weakened the faith of McAlpine's political masters in him who claimed he failed in not discovering the cause of bitter pit. We now know, that the vital information needed to understand the cause remained unknown to science until almost 25 years after McAlpine's death and the understanding of the cause took another 20 or more years. He retired under an ignominious cloud of ingratitude, deeply hurt and angered. Part III examines the impact of his loss of employment on him and the lost of potential benefit to plant pathology. The final chapter follows how a daughter worked for half a century with those who had first hand experience of McAlpine's ability, rigour and reliability in restoring his reputation to its rightful place
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Parbery, Douglas G
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D1-DX301
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non fiction
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  • Science
  • Life sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Microbiology
  • Plant diseases
  • Plant physiology
  • Science, general
  • History of Science
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Agriculture
  • Microbiology
  • Life Sciences, general
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Daniel McAlpine and The Bitter Pit, by Douglas G. Parbery, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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PART ONE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PIONEER PHYTOPATHOLOGIST -- Scotland & England -- Highly Educated Non-Graduate -- Australia Felix -- Vegetable Pathologist -- Twenty Years of Plant Pathology in Australia -- International Recognition -- PART TWO:THE BITTER PIT INVESTIGATION -- Bitter Pit -- The Poison Theory -- A National Investigation -- The First Year 1911-1912 -- Serious Stumbling Blocks -- The Second Year's Work 1912-1913 -- The Third Years Work 1913-1914 -- The Fourth Year of the Investigation 1914-1915 -- The Fifth Year of the Investigation 1915-1916 -- Appraisal of McAlpine's Success -- Personal Interactions -- PART THREE: TWILIGHT OF THE GOD -- The Fruitless Years -- Re-establishment of a Reputation.
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unknown
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XXI, 252 p. 39 illus., 18 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319095523
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-09552-3
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-09552-3
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Daniel McAlpine and The Bitter Pit, by Douglas G. Parbery, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART ONE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PIONEER PHYTOPATHOLOGIST -- Scotland & England -- Highly Educated Non-Graduate -- Australia Felix -- Vegetable Pathologist -- Twenty Years of Plant Pathology in Australia -- International Recognition -- PART TWO:THE BITTER PIT INVESTIGATION -- Bitter Pit -- The Poison Theory -- A National Investigation -- The First Year 1911-1912 -- Serious Stumbling Blocks -- The Second Year's Work 1912-1913 -- The Third Years Work 1913-1914 -- The Fourth Year of the Investigation 1914-1915 -- The Fifth Year of the Investigation 1915-1916 -- Appraisal of McAlpine's Success -- Personal Interactions -- PART THREE: TWILIGHT OF THE GOD -- The Fruitless Years -- Re-establishment of a Reputation.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXI, 252 p. 39 illus., 18 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319095523
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-09552-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-09552-3

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