An account of the development of an intellectual discipline, tracing the interplay between received ideas, experiment and creative thinking, and between intellectual currents and the practical development of technology in the outside world.
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"Brilliant. . . . One thing the book reveals to the general reader is the interconnection of the development of biological ideas with the development of the rest of science and technology." --Jeremy Bernstein, The New Yorker
"[A] lucid account of man's changing ideas about heredity. [It] seizes and stimulates the imagination." --Arnold W. Ravin, Science
"François Jacob, who won the Nobel Prize in 1965 for his work on genetics, has written an unusual and illuminating history of his discipline. It is not so much a history of science as a history of the ideas of science." --Edward Edelson, Washington Post Book World
"[One of] the most important discussions yet published of the recent advances in molecular biology. . . ." --The Times Literary Supplement
"The most remarkable history of biology that has ever been written."--Michel Foucault
"A great story. . . . A compact encyclopedia of biology, it manages to convey, for all the weight of its content, a sense of continual excitement and wonderment."--Lewis Thomas, author of The Lives of a Cell
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1989. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92124535
Book Description Book Condition: good. 295 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00140552421-G
Book Description 1989. (London), Penguin, (1989). Wrappers, pp. xii, 430. Paper browned else fine. ISBN 0 14 055242 1. "Two classic accounts of the nature of life by a supreme - and Nobel Prize-winning - scientist" (cover blurb). Bookseller Inventory # 101761
Book Description Penguin/Peregrine, 1989. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012760