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

Full Title Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior
ISBN 0679763902
ISBN13 9780679763901
Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Authors Jonathan Weiner
Edition Vintage Books ed.
Publish Date 2000-04-04
Binding Paperback
Overview

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.

Winner of the National Book Critic's Circle Award for Nonfiction.

Dimensions 5.14 (w) x 7.95 (h) x 0.64 (d)
Subjects Basic Sciences
Scientists - Biography
Biology & Life Sciences
Psychology - Theory
History & Research
Scientists
Inventors
& Naturalists

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