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

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

by Jonathan Weiner
     
 

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"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

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804153362
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/14/2014
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
702,542
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Also the author of THE BEAK OF THE FINCH, Jonathan Weiner lives in Bucks County, PA.

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