Max Perutz and the Secret of Life

Max Perutz and the Secret of Life

by Georgina Ferry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879697857

ISBN-13: 9780879697853

Pub. Date: 10/30/2007

Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Max Perutz's story, wonderfully told by Georgina Ferry, brims with life. It has the zest of an adventure novel and is full of extraordinary characters. Max was demanding, passionate and driven but also humorous, compassionate and loving. Small in stature, he became a fearless mountain climber; drawing on his own experience as a refugee, he argued fearlessly for human…  See more details below

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Max Perutz's story, wonderfully told by Georgina Ferry, brims with life. It has the zest of an adventure novel and is full of extraordinary characters. Max was demanding, passionate and driven but also humorous, compassionate and loving. Small in stature, he became a fearless mountain climber; drawing on his own experience as a refugee, he argued fearlessly for human rights; he could be ruthless but had a talent for friendship. An articulate and engaging advocate of science, he found new problems to engage his imagination until weeks before he died aged 88.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879697853
Publisher:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations     vi
Preface and acknowledgements     ix
Scenes from a Vienna childhood     1
'It was Cambridge that made me'     26
'The most dangerous characters of all'     55
Home and homeland     76
Mountains and Mahomet     91
How haemoglobin was not solved     120
Annus mirabilis     143
In search of solutions     166
A structure for science - the LMB     195
The breathing molecule     213
Health and disease     231
Truth always wins     259
Select bibliography     289
Notes     291
Glossary     333
Index     337

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