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Description - Time, Love, Memory by Weiner Jonathan

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. 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."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679763901
ISBN-10: 0679763902
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 131mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Weiner Jonathan

Jonathan Weiner is one of the most distinguished popular-science writers in the country: his books have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and theLos Angeles TimesBook Prize. His writing has appeared inThe New Yorker, Slate, Time, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Scientific American, Smithsonian, and many other newspapers and magazines, and he is a former editor atThe Sciences. He is the author ofThe Beak of the Finch;Long for This World;His Brother's Keeper;The Next One Hundred Years; andPlanet Earth. He lives in New York, where he teaches science writing at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism."