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Aristotle To Zoos

Aristotle To Zoos

by Peter Brian Medawar, J. S. Medawar
     
 
In the spirit of Voltaire—and occasionally in the spirit of P. G. Wodehouse—P. B. and J. S. Medawar have crafted for the life sciences a source of reference that is meant for browsing—a book both authoritative and filled with delights.

Overview

In the spirit of Voltaire—and occasionally in the spirit of P. G. Wodehouse—P. B. and J. S. Medawar have crafted for the life sciences a source of reference that is meant for browsing—a book both authoritative and filled with delights.

Editorial Reviews

Nature
These little essays are beautifully written, trenchant, witty and informative… Enjoy the lovely prose and the tough precise intelligence… If a central informing theme is to be found in the Medawars' dictionary, it is an appeal for a disciplined and critical mind.
Los Angeles Times Book Review
Two distinguished scientists have made sense of their specialty instead of mystery. Entries on altruism, clones, and simple sweating combine authority with humanity—and even wit.
The Bloomsbury Review
Aristotle to Zoos is a recommended introduction to the problems of life science and their profound relevance to our daily lives. P. B. and J. S. Medawar are masterful guides… The Medawars' work is a model of scientific prose. It is written to delight and to teach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674045378
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/1985
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

P. B. Medawar, an Oxford-trained biologist, received the 1960 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology.

J. S. Medawar was a biologist trained at the University of Oxford.

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