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TIME, LOVE, MEMORY: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

It's a biography of a scientist, a summary of 20th-century genetics, and a fly's-eye (i.e., multifaceted) view of trends and controversies in biology—all told by an expert science writer with one Pulitizer Prize already to his credit (The Beak of the Finch, 1994). Seymour Benzer is the fly man par excellence and a dream subject for profiling. Curious and restless, he made his mark in physics and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Shen Xu - Goodreads

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

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

User Review  - Jeff Bell - Goodreads

Important and accessible story of a biologist's quest to unlock the connection between genetics, time, learning, love, and behavior... using fruit flies. "In one way," Weiner writes, "this is a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Maya Lantz - Goodreads

I had to read this book for a class I was taking, and surprisingly enough it was quite an interesting read. It was written in such a way that you weren't overloaded with scientific facts, nor were you ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Clark - Goodreads

An interesting account of behavioral genetics and a kind of history of genetics over the course of about 100 years. As someone who researches clocks, it was interesting to read about the initial ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Philipp - Goodreads

A good book if your into the history of biology (genetics to be exact), and want to learn more about nature vs. nurture - how much of behaviour can be attributed to genes? The book summarizes the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Balasubramaniam Vaidyanathan - Goodreads

The book traces the post world war development of genetics / molecular biology. The experiments of Seymour Benzer and generations of his students with Drosophila unveils the knowledge of the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

This book burns through 100 years of genetic discovery in 257 pages. The acceleration of knowledge is astounding. Throughout the story, Weiner pauses at major milestones to reflect on what the new ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Joanne - Goodreads

This book inspired me to go to graduate school for neuroscience. Read full review

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