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Author Fenner, Frank, 1914-2010.

Title Nature, nurture and chance : the lives of Frank and Charles Fenner / Frank Fenner.

Imprint Canberra : Australian National University E Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 356 pages)
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Bibliography Includes indexes.
Contents Part I. The life of Frank Fenner ; Introduction -- Childhood, 1914 to 1932 -- The university years, 1933 to 1940 -- The war years, May 1940 to February 1946 -- Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 1946 to 1948; Rockefeller Institute, 1948 to 1949 -- Professor of microbiology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, 1949 to 1967 : administrative and domestic arrangements -- Professor of microbiology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, 1949 to 1967 : research -- Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research, 1967 to 1973 -- Activities associated with the Australian Academy of Science -- Director of the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, 1973 to 1979 -- "Smallpox and its Eradication," 1969 to 1980 -- Visiting fellow, John Curtin School of Medical Research, from 1980 -- Part II. The life of Charles Fenner ; The Fenner lineage -- Childhood, university, marriage and family -- Charles Fenner, the educational administrator -- Overseas trips, diary extracts on education -- The scientist and science communicator -- Overseas trips, diary extracts on science -- Reflections, Frank Fenner.
Summary As the author, Frank Fenner, sees it, 'nature' means the combination of genes that we inherit from our parents; 'nurture' means the way that our physical and social environment, especially during childhood, influence our mental and emotional characteristics; and chance is defined as 'the way things fall out'. These three elements define the careers of all human beings. The author uses them to compare his father's life and his own.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Fenner, Frank, 1914-2010.
Fenner, Charles, 1884-1955.
Fenner, Frank, 1914-2010. (OCoLC)fst01756747
Microbiologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Virologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Geographers -- Australia -- South Australia -- Biography.
Educators -- Australia -- South Australia -- Biography.
Biography and True Stories.
Biography: general.
Biography: science, technology and medicine Mod Biography: science, technology and medicine.
Educators. (OCoLC)fst00903702
Geographers. (OCoLC)fst00940419
Microbiologists. (OCoLC)fst01019574
Virologists. (OCoLC)fst01167669
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
South Australia. (OCoLC)fst01206258
Physical Sciences & Mathematics.
Sciences - General.
Indexed Term Microbiologists
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Electronic books.
Added Title Lives of Frank and Charles Fenner
Other Form: Print version: Fenner, Frank, 1914-2010. Nature, nurture and chance. Canberra : ANU E Press, 2006 1920942629 (DLC) 2007386826 (OCoLC)225521222
ISBN 1920942637 (electronic bk.)
9781920942632 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000040492156
AU@ 000051586391
AU@ 000058146321
AU@ 000060580833
GBVCP 1008650919
GBVCP 865751692

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