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

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Although not entirely certain what is the genre of this book (popular science? biography?), but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The writing is descriptive and truthful, providing a vivid account of Seymour ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ruby - Goodreads

Who knew a book about the history of genetics and research on fruit flies could be so interesting. Really, really well written. Read full review

Contents

From So Simple a Beginning
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The WhiteEyed Fly
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What Is Life
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Copyright

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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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