Ambition and Delight: A Life in Experimental Biology

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Xlibris Corporation, Jun 5, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 248 pages
Henry Bournes scientific career spanned four decades of rapidly expanding progress in experimental biology, accelerated by the DNA revolution of the 1980s. Ambition and Delight shows how the unique personalities, joys, and sorrows of individual scientists shape their science. Their discoveries are driven by warm cooperation and painful competition, combined with the viscerally satisfying delight of solving natures puzzles.
 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
11
Unconscious Decisions
21
Asking Questions
35
A Not So Artful Dodger
48
Vaulting Ambition
68
Lessons in Delight
86
Dancers and Bulldozers
103
Out of the Woods
120
Bliss in the Afternoon
134
A Gamble Pays Off
151
All in the Timing
175
The 07Angstrom Click
189
The Fulcrum
211
Where Now?
227
NOTES
233
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About the author (2009)

The author was a newspaper reporter, a physician, and eventually a scientist, focusing on hormone action and the molecular basis of disease. His lab trained dozens of young scientists, who now direct labs in academia or industry. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, and has authored 250 scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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