The kindly Dr. Guillotin: and other essays on science and life
In this collection of forty vignettes, biologist Harold Morowitz delights in discovering scientific principles behind such everyday phenomena as doing laundry or registering a car with the DMV. The title essay reflects on the circumstances that caused the name of Joseph Ignace Guillotin to become connected to a mechanical contraption he neither invented, built, nor used. While he relies on the disciplines of science to illuminate life on earth, Morowitz celebrates -- with wonder and wit -- the world's unfathomable mysteries.
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This is a delightful book of very insightful essays. I have been dipping into it at odd moments over the last few months and I would recommend it to anyone who values good writing and clear analysis ... Read full review