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The icepick surgeon : murder, fraud, sabotage, piracy, and other dastardly deeds perpetrated in the name of science / Sam Kean.

Kean, Sam, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Summary:

"Science is a force for good in the world--at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn't everything, it's the only thing--no matter the cost. Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the true story of what happens when unfettered ambition pushes otherwise rational men and women to cross the line in the name of science, trampling ethical boundaries and often committing crimes in the process." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 174.95 .K243i 2021 (Text) 37814003390409 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/12/2021 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 174.95 K243 (Text) 35178001855132 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/04/2021 Checked out 10/29/2021
Hermiston Public Library 174.95 KEA (Text) 37838000801159 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/02/2021 Checked out 10/26/2021
Hood River County Library 174.95 KEA 2021 (Text) 33892100744342 Adult New Books Book None 07/19/2021 Checked out 11/02/2021
Milton-Freewater Public Library 174.95 Kean (Text) 37862000482638 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/16/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 174.95 KEA (Text) 33892006671110 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 07/14/2021 Checked out 10/30/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316496506
  • ISBN: 0316496502
  • Physical Description: vi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-348) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Piracy: the buccaneer biologist -- Slavery: the corruption of the flycatcher -- Grave-robbing: Jekyll & Hyde, Hunter & Knox -- Murder: the professor and the janitor -- Animal cruelty: the war of the currents -- Sabotage: the bone wars -- Oath-breaking: ethically impossible -- Ambition: surgery of the soul -- Espionage: the variety act -- Torture: the white whale -- Malpractice: sex, power, and money -- Fraud: superwoman.
Summary, etc.:
"Science is a force for good in the world--at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn't everything, it's the only thing--no matter the cost. Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the true story of what happens when unfettered ambition pushes otherwise rational men and women to cross the line in the name of science, trampling ethical boundaries and often committing crimes in the process." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Science > Moral and ethical aspects.
Research > Moral and ethical aspects.
Science > History.
Scientists > Professional ethics.
Medical ethics.

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