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In retrospect : from the pill to the pen

Author: Carl Djerassi
Publisher: Hackensack, NJ : Imperial College Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These are the reflections of a nonagenarian polymath describing the shift from a fifty-year-long career as a world-famous chemist to a subsequent twenty-five-year immersion in "science-in-fiction" and "science-in-theater," a change virtually unique among contemporary scientists. Sharply self-critical yet full of humor, this autobiographical account covers themes such as the future of sex in an age of technological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Carl Djerassi; Carl Djerassi; Carl Djerassi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Djerassi
ISBN: 9781783265312 1783265310 9781783265329 1783265329
OCLC Number: 884500369
Description: ix, 388 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Caveat lector --
Suicide --
The bitter-sweet pill --
Heimat(losigkeit) --
"Jew" --
"Professor of professional deformation" --
"Writer" --
"Collector" --
What if? --
Caveat emptor.
Responsibility: Carl Djerassi.

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