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Try not to be captivated by the passion of this story's duality of nature vs nurture. Set across four continents, A River Divided is the thrilling first novel by world famous neuroscientist George Paxinos who uses his vast knowledge to examine the limits of science and the brain. He poses the searing question of our time – can humans and nature co-exist in harmony? Twins raised apart, with an unknown genetic inheritance, become beacons for the battle to save the environment. Each stands on an opposing side of the fight over the last great rainforest, The Amazon, where they will meet for only a moment across a river divided. This is a story about finding your identity, and how love, faith, forgiveness and freedom can change lives and set a new course for humanity. It is a book that charters this critical time and the relevant question: who wins in the battle of nature versus nurture?
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About the Author
GEORGE PAXINOS studied at Berkeley, McGill and Yale and is Professor of Medical Sciences at Neuroscience Research Australia and The University of New South Wales, Sydney. He was President of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the World Congress of Neuroscience.He has identified and named more brain areas than anyone in history and published 57 books-his first, The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, being the most cited publication in neuroscience and, for decades, the third most cited science book of all time. His Atlas of the Human Brain received awards from the Association of American Publishers and the British Medical Association. His atlases and concepts of brain organization are used by most scientists working on the relationship between the brain and cognition, emotion, motivation and thought, including neurologic or psychiatric diseases such as Alzheimer's and depression.He is a cyclist and environmental activist who has often been defeated by the government. Twenty-one years in the making, A River Divided is his answer. The story came to George when a friend suggested he visit Santiago de Compostela, where it's said St James' remains are buried. He thought of harvesting DNA from the remains to produce a clone, but then thought: why not from someone far greater? The research for his book took George to Jerusalem and Masada, The Vatican, the Brazilian Amazon and Buenos Aires where he learned the tango.