"With the image of an inner statue, one of France's foremost biologists sets the stage for his remarkable memoirs. Franc̦ois Jacob combines a scientist's keen eye for detail with a poet's instinct for the inner life, conjuring up an unforgettable gallery of impressions: a privileged Parisian boyhood, the thrill and anguish of young love, the obscenities of war, and the obsessive fascination of a life at the leading edge of scientific discovery."--Book Jacket.
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The statue within: an autobiographyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this sensitive and thoughtful autobiography, Jacob, who won the Nobel Prize in medicine, examines the factors that formed his personality. He recounts how family, friends, infatuations, school ... Read full review