100 years exploring life, 1888-1988: the Marine Biological by Jane Maienschein

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Reportedly Harvard biologist George Howard Parker initially told the engraver that the claws were not lifelike enough. He recommended a visit to the supply department. The chosen model had a little hole in the back of the carapace, where it had been injected. So does the sundial's lobster. Friday Evening Lectures Very few of those waiting for the ferry make the turn past the lobster down MBL Street, to the brick and wooden buildings and to the Eel Pond. Those few who do so on a Friday night will see people converging from all directions on the main lecture room of the MBL, in the Lillie Building.

Cm. Bibliography: p. )-History.  Title. , Lancaster, PA. Page v Contents Foreword vii Preface xiii 1 Arriving in Woods Hole 1 Friday Evening Lectures 3 Louis Agassiz 6 The Anderson School at Penikese 9 Summers in Woods Hole 11 The Origin of the Marine Biological Laboratory 19 2 Living Here 27 Housing 29 Whaling and Fishing 31 Commercial Resources 33 The Science School 39 Food 40 Weather 45 3 Buildings and Budgets 49 Buildings Old and New 51 Funding and Control 64 4 The Library and Publications 73 The Library 75 Publications 82 Rare Books Room and Archives 84 5 The People 87 Students 89 Administrators 92 Edwin Grant Conklin and Charles Otis Whitman 93 The Tradition of Research 96 Leaders 98 MBL Personalities 99 Cooperative Administration in a Community 101 Page vi Jobs and Fellowships 102 Minorities at the MBL 104 MBL Staff and Children 112 6 Doing Science 117 Collaboration 120 Early Days of Marine Biology 122 Techniques and Equipment 124 Problems 126 Organisms 131 Collecting Organisms 134 7 Out of the Lab 151 Boating Trips and Beach Parties 153 Marriages 157 The Beach 157 Drama 159 Music 160 The MBL Club 162 Singing 164 Walking, Biking, and Running 166 Fourth of July, Diving, and Sports 167 Gardening 169 Sailing 170 Meals, Movies, and Diversions 170 8 Friends and Relatives 175 Thanks for the Memories 185 Sources and Acknowledgements 185 Epilogue 189 The Marine Biological Laboratory Directors Front Endpaper Nobel Laureates Affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratory Rear Endpaper Page vii Foreword Imagine a warm summer night in mid-August.

Now that the train is gone, bicycles, baby buggies, and pedestrians frequent the paved pathway where the tracks once lay. Taking the train to Woods Hole made an impression on many newcomers, for there they often met other scientists and their families on their way to the summer haven. Second MBL director Frank Rattray Lillie reminisced in his unpublished autobiography that it was during the train trip that he first learned what the MBL was really about. Lillie had signed up to work as a graduate student at Clark University under Whitman.

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