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The Resource A woman of science : an extraordinary journey of love, discovery, and the sex life of mushrooms, Cardy Raper ; foreword by Remeline C. Damasco

A woman of science : an extraordinary journey of love, discovery, and the sex life of mushrooms, Cardy Raper ; foreword by Remeline C. Damasco

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A woman of science : an extraordinary journey of love, discovery, and the sex life of mushrooms
Title
A woman of science
Title remainder
an extraordinary journey of love, discovery, and the sex life of mushrooms
Statement of responsibility
Cardy Raper ; foreword by Remeline C. Damasco
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"A STORY OF TRUE LOVE, DETERMINATION, SACRIFICE, AND DISCOVERY. A Woman of Science catalogues a decades-long journey of inspirational hardship and success that serves as a model for what women can do in a field largely dominated by men. Cardy Raper succeeded in becoming what she dreamed of as a young girl: a scientist. This beautifully written memoir details her struggles with the "boys' club" mentality of the scientific and academic worlds, her grief over her husband's premature passing, and above all her relentless, passionate efforts to unlock the secrets of mushroom gender and reproduction. Cardy Raper is not a woman to accept "no" for an answer. When her mother told her that she could be a nurse when she grew up, Cardy informed her in no uncertain terms that she was going to be a true scientist, making grand discoveries. Science was a man's world then. But despite lack of encouragement through college, Cardy learned what she needed. Then, at the University of Chicago, she met her mentor, John "Red" Raper, an equally stubborn and spirited scientist. They became soul mates, and, together, studied sexual reproduction in the amazing water mold Achlya. Cardy and Red married, had children, and continued to share their passion for science by unraveling the means of sexual reproduction in mushroom-bearing fungi. They moved to Harvard University and continued their research. Years later, Red's untimely death left Cardy alone in the competitive world of cutting-edge science. But Cardy carried on. She achieved her doctoral degree, learned the techniques of molecular genetics, and established her own laboratory. Ultimately, Cardy's discoveries helped to uncover the way in which genes found throughout the animal kingdom--including humans--encode molecules for mating, sight, smell, and taste. "--
Summary
"A STORY OF TRUE LOVE, DETERMINATION, SACRIFICE, AND DISCOVERY. A Woman of Science catalogues a decades-long journey of inspirational hardship and success that serves as a model for what women can do in a field largely dominated by men. Cardy Raper succeeded in becoming what she dreamed of as a young girl: a scientist. This beautifully written memoir details her struggles with the "boys' club" mentality of the scientific and academic worlds, her grief over her husband's premature passing, and above allher relentless, passionate efforts to unlock the secrets of mushroom gender and reproduction. Cardy Raper is not a woman to accept "no" for an answer. When her mother told her that she could be a nurse when she grew up, Cardy informed her in no uncertain terms that she was going to be a true scientist, making grand discoveries. Science was a man's world then. But despite lack of encouragement through college, Cardy learned what she needed. Then, at the University of Chicago, she met her mentor, John "Red" Raper, an equally stubborn and spirited scientist. They became soul mates, and, together, studied sexual reproduction in the amazing water mold Achlya. Cardy and Red married, had children, and continued to share their passion for science by unraveling the means of sexual reproduction in mushroom-bearing fungi. They moved to Harvard University and continued their research. Years later, Red's untimely death left Cardy alone in the competitive world of cutting-edge science. But Cardy carried on. She achieved her doctoral degree, learned the techniques of molecular genetics, and established her own laboratory. Ultimately, Cardy's discoveries helped to uncover the way in which genes found throughout the animal kingdom--including humans--encode molecules for mating, sight, smell, and taste. "--
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Biography type
autobiography
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10187077
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Raper, Cardy
Dewey number
  • 571.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP511.8.R35
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Raper, Cardy
  • Women biochemists
  • Biochemists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
Target audience
adult
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an extraordinary journey of love, discovery, and the sex life of mushrooms
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A woman of science : an extraordinary journey of love, discovery, and the sex life of mushrooms, Cardy Raper ; foreword by Remeline C. Damasco
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Control code
2013001942
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781578264421
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Lccn
2013001942
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unmediated
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illustrations
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A woman of science : an extraordinary journey of love, discovery, and the sex life of mushrooms, Cardy Raper ; foreword by Remeline C. Damasco
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9781578264421.jpg
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
2013001942
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781578264421
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013001942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations

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