I Wish I'd Made You Angry Earlier: Essays on Science, Scientists, and Humanity

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Science - 354 pages
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In this collection of essays, the Nobel Prize-winning protein chemist Max Perutz writes about the pursuit of scientific knowledge, which provides not just new facts but cause for reflection and revelation. His book includes detective stories, tales of conflict and battle, a woman's love affair with crystals, a man's gruesome fascination with poison gas, illusions about cancer cures, an onslaught on social relativists, phantom perils that threaten us, and real perils that were conquered by silent heroes. Of his previous collection of essays, a reviewer said "They turn the world of science and medicine into a marvellous land of adventure which I was thrilled to explore in the company of this wise and humane writer ". Readers of this volume can journey to the same land, with the same delight.

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