Language: English . Brand New Book. For 12 months beginning in January 2000, essayist and research physician Gerald Weissmann carefully documented the modern age of enlightenment, charting its scientific marvels and new plagues. Now, this revealing diary takes us on a literary exploration of laboratories and beyond to see the impact on human life and culture of headliners such as RU 486, AIDS drugs, and other current developments, including the controversial use of stem cells. Whether calling on Ralph Waldo Emerson to explain Craig Venter s drive to unravel the genome or tracing the effect of Rachel Carson s legacy on the spread of malaria around the world, Weissmann s chronicle captures excitement of developments taking place in the genetic revolution. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : For twelve months beginning in January 2000, celebrated essayist and research physician Gerald Weissmann carefully documented the modern age of enlightenment, charting its scientific marvels and new plagues. Now, this illuminating diary takes us on a literary exploration of laboratories and beyond to see the impact on human life and culture of headliners such as RU 486, AIDS drugs, and other current developments, including the controversial use of stem cells.
Whether calling on Ralph Waldo Emerson to explain Craig Venter's drive to unravel the genome or tracing the effect of Rachel Carson's legacy on the spread of malaria around the world, Weissmann's lively chronicle captures the greatest genetic revolution of all time.
About the Author:
A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two Rockefeller residencies at Belaggio, Gerald Weissmann, M.D., is a professor of medicine and director of the Biotechnology Study Center at New York University School of Medicine. His books include Darwin's Audubon and his essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times Book Review. He lives in New York City and Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Titre : The Year of the Genome: A Diary of the ...
Éditeur : St Martin s Press
Date d'édition : 2002
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Description du livre Times Books. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 1-D-3-3289
Description du livre Holt & Company, Henry. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. N° de réf. du libraire G0805070958I4N00
Description du livre Holt & Company, Henry. Hardcover. État : Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. N° de réf. du libraire G0805070958I3N00
Description du livre Times Books / Henry Holt, New York, 2002. Hard Cover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First Edition. Dustwrapper, pp.xiv,290. Creasing to inner sleeve of wrapper cover else a fine copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 000658
Description du livre Times Books, U.S.A., 2002. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. Dust jacket jas price sticker on back. Textblock has a bit of light spotting on top. A few pages at front have very light crease at bottom edge. Pages of text are clean, bright and free of markings. Binding is tight and secure. ***Ships today or next business day. Our books are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.*** Size: 9.5x6.5. N° de réf. du libraire 628967
Description du livre Times Books, 2002. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. Hardback with dustjacket - 2002 - good condition - - used books, secondhand books, for sale, out of print books, hard to find books, second-hand books, college books, student books, nonfiction, first editions, exlibrary books sold, , non-fiction books delivered world wide. Isbn 0-8050-7095-8, 0805070958. The director of the Biotechnology Study Center at the NYU School of Medicine, Weissmann (Democracy and DNA) here gathers 34 of the columns he published between April 2000 and October 2001 in the webzine Praxis Post. While many of the columns focus on the remarkable genomic milestones reached during that time (e.g., announcement of the draft human sequence in June 2000 and publication of the working draft sequence in February 2001), the essays are thoroughly grounded in medical and biological reality. Weissmann discusses the politics of cloning and contraception and pays welcome attention to public health issues, which will continue to be just as important as molecular biology and biochemistry advances. Juxtaposing true medical progress such as the recent dramatic reductions in deaths from stroke with ongoing struggles against hoof and mouth, mad cow, Ebola, and other diseases, Weissmann's book is erudite, engaging, and accessible. Recommended for public and academic libraries, particularly those with well-thumbed copies of Lewis Thomas's The Lives of a Cell. Collected from an e-zine called Praxis Post, these essays on biomedical topics were all written within the last two years. Prompted by headlines, the most famous of which was the cataloging of the humane genome, Weissmann delves into the science behind the announcement. Connecting dots in the time-honored manner of the essayist, Weissmann is at his best when tracking the progress of medicine within its historical context. The main theme running through these pieces is that despite the sophisticated development of treatments flowing from cellular- and molecular-level knowledge, good old public sanitation is the most utilitarian preventative of illness. He alludes to its prime importance in pieces on diseases that made the news recently, such as the Ebola virus. An information-packed source that provides cultural context and goes a level deeper than the daily newspaper. N° de réf. du libraire 11368
Description du livre Times Books, 2002. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0805070958
Description du livre État : Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97808050709583.0
Description du livre Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2002. Hard Cover. État : Fine in Near Fine dj. First edition. 8vo. 289 pp. Light rubbing to dj edges and light soiling to dj. "One of the rare books that combines science, medicine, history, philosophy, and poetry in describing the successful sequencing and assembly of the human genome."--J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. N° de réf. du libraire 57204
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97808050709581.0