Wider Than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

Wider Than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

by Gerald Edelman
     
 

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"What a wonderful book! Dr. Edelman offers us an intriguing model of the biology of consciousness, mind, and creativity."-Duane M. Rumbaugh, author of Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Author Biography: Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., is director of the Neurosciences Institute and president of Neurosciences Research Foundation. He is also professor and

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"What a wonderful book! Dr. Edelman offers us an intriguing model of the biology of consciousness, mind, and creativity."-Duane M. Rumbaugh, author of Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Author Biography: Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., is director of the Neurosciences Institute and president of Neurosciences Research Foundation. He is also professor and chair of the Department of Neurobiology at the Scripps Research Institute. For his studies on the structure and diversity of antibodies he received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

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“[An] elegant . . . laudable, [and] accessible exploration of what’s happening in neuroscience, biochemistry, and other disciplines, and an insightful examination of the trait that defines humans above all other organisms.”—San Diego Union-Tribune

“Highly readable.”—Oliver Sacks, New York Review of Books

“Consciousness is a hot topic, but still a mystery. One of the leaders of the scientific approach to the study of consciousness, Gerald Edelman has written a book that is a good roadmap for the lay reader.”—Francis Crick, author of The Astonishing Hypothesis

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ISBN-13:
9780300133660
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,183,236
File size:
2 MB

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