Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior

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Vintage Books, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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"A fascinating history--. Literate and authoritative--.Marvelously exciting." --The New York Times Book Review

Jonathan Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Beak of the Finch, brings his brilliant reporting skills to the story of Seymour Benzer, the Brooklyn-born maverick scientist whose study of genetics and experiments with fruit fly genes has helped revolutionize or knowledge of the connections between DNA and behavior both animal and human.

How much of our fate is decided before we are born?  Which of our characteristics is inscribed in our DNA? Weiner brings us into Benzer's Fly Rooms at the California Institute of Technology, where Benzer, and his asssociates are in the process of finding answers, often astonishing ones, to these questions. Part biography, part thrilling scientific detective story, Time, Love, Memory forcefully demonstrates how Benzer's studies are changing our world view--and even our lives.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I've read books on evolutionary biology and other sciences, but for some reason found this one a little confusing. Maybe my natural biases of the role of genes in behavior influenced how I understood ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

time, Love, Memory is Seymour Benzer's story. While Charles Darwin was obsessed with finding the origins of species, Benzer was obsessed with figuring out the origins of behavior. He dedicated his ... Read full review

Contents

From So Simple a Beginning
5
The WhiteEyed Fly
17
What Is Life
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About the author (1999)

Also the author of THE BEAK OF THE FINCH, Jonathan Weiner lives in Bucks County, PA.

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