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Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior
Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior
Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior
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Author: Weiner, Jonathan

Brand: Vintage

Color: Grey

Edition: 1

Number Of Pages: 320

Release Date: 04-04-2000

Details: Product Description The story of Nobel Prize–winning discoveries regarding the molecular mechanisms controlling the body’s circadian rhythm. How much of our fate is decided before we are born?  Which of our characteristics is inscribed in our DNA? Weiner brings us into Benzer's Fly Rooms at the California Institute of Technology, where Benzer, and his asssociates are in the process of finding answers, often astonishing ones, to these questions. Part biography, part thrilling scientific detective story, Time, Love, Memory forcefully demonstrates how Benzer's studies are changing our world view--and even our lives. Jonathan Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for  The Beak of the Finch, brings his brilliant reporting skills to the story of Seymour Benzer, the Brooklyn-born maverick scientist whose study of genetics and experiments with fruit fly genes has helped revolutionize or knowledge of the connections between DNA and behavior both animal and human. Review "A fascinating history. . . . Literate and authoritative. . . . Marvelously exciting." -- The New York Times Book Review "Fascinating. . . . [A] compelling account of the origins of a scientific revolution [and] a poignant sketch of the scientist-as-artist."        -- Newsday "Weiner shines his formidable science-reporting light indoors. . . . There is no better fly on the wall."        -- The Philadelphia Inquirer From the Inside Flap "A fascinating history--. Literate and authoritative--.Marvelously exciting." --"The New York Times Book Review Jonathan Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Beak of the Finch, brings his brilliant reporting skills to the story of Seymour Benzer, the Brooklyn-born maverick scientist whose study of genetics and experiments with fruit fly genes has helped revolutionize or knowledge of the connections between DNA and behavior both animal and human. How much of our fate is decided before we are born? Which of our characteristics is inscribed in our DNA? Weiner brings us into Benzer's Fly Rooms at the California Institute of Technology, where Benzer, and his asssociates are in the process of finding answers, often astonishing ones, to these questions. Part biography, part thrilling scientific detective story, Time, Love, Memory forcefully demonstrates how Benzer's studies are changing our world view--and even our lives. From the Back Cover Jonathan Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Beak of the Finch, brings his brilliant reporting skills to the story of Seymour Benzer, the Brooklyn-born maverick scientist whose studies of genetics and experiments with fruit fly genes have helped revolutionize our knowledge of the connections between DNA and behavior -- both animal and human. How much of our fate is decided before we are born? Which of our characteristics is inscribed in our DNA? Weiner brings us into Benzer's Fly Rooms at the California Institute of Technology, where Benzer and his associates are in the process of finding answers, often astonishing ones, to these questions. Part biography, part thrilling scientific detective story, Time, Love, Memory forcefully demonstrates how Benzer's studies are changing our world view -- and even our lives. About the Author Jonathan Weiner is one of the most distinguished popular-science writers in the country: his books have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the  Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His writing has appeared in  The New Yorker,  Slate,  Time,  The New York Times Magazine,  The Washington Post,  The New Republic,  Scientific American,  Smithsonian, and many other newspapers and magazines, and he is a former editor at  The Sciences. He is the author of  The Beak of the Finch;  Long for This World;  His Brother's Keeper;  The Next One Hundred Years; and  Planet Earth. He lives in New York, where he teaches science writing at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights r

EAN: 9780679763901

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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