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Of flies, mice, and men

Author: François Jacob
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tells the story of how the marvelous discoveries of molecular and developmental biology are transforming our understanding of who we are and where we came from. Jacob scrutinizes the place of the scientist in society"--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Jacob
ISBN: 0674631110 9780674631113
OCLC Number: 38989637
Description: 158 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Importance of the Unpredictable --
The Fly --
The Mouse --
The Erector Set --
Self and Other --
Good and Evil --
Beauty and Truth --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Souris, la mouche et l'homme.
Responsibility: François Jacob ; translated by Giselle Weiss.

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This text presents anecdotes from Greek mythology, literature, episodes from the history of science, and personal experience. All tell the story of how the discoveries of molecular and developmental  Read more...

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[Franc ois Jacob] is one of the few scientists who write comprehensively and eloquently... If there were more books like this, genetics might not be under such an attack as it is now. -- Benno Mu Read more...

 
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