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The statue within : an autobiography

Author: Franc��ois Jacob ; translated by Franklin Philip. ; François Jacob
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 1988.
Series: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With the image of an inner statue, one of France's foremost biologists sets the stage for his remarkable memoirs. Franc̦ois Jacob combines a scientist's keen eye for detail with a poet's instinct for the inner life, conjuring up an unforgettable gallery of impressions: a privileged Parisian boyhood, the thrill and anguish of young love, the obscenities of war, and the obsessive fascination of a life at the leading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jacob, François, 1920-
Statue within.
New York : Basic Books, 1988
(OCoLC)574268789
Named Person: François Jacob; François Jacob; François Jacob; François Jacob
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franc��ois Jacob ; translated by Franklin Philip. ; François Jacob
ISBN: 0465082238 9780465082230
OCLC Number: 17353378
Notes: Translation of: La statue intérieure.
Includes index.
Description: vi, 326 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation series.
Other Titles: Statue intérieure.
Responsibility: François Jacob ; translated by Franklin Philip.

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"With the image of an inner statue, one of France's foremost biologists sets the stage for his remarkable memoirs. Franc̦ois Jacob combines a scientist's keen eye for detail with a poet's instinct for the inner life, conjuring up an unforgettable gallery of impressions: a privileged Parisian boyhood, the thrill and anguish of young love, the obscenities of war, and the obsessive fascination of a life at the leading edge of scientific discovery."--Jacket.

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