So Human an Animal: How We Are Shaped by Surroundings and Events

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Simon & Schuster, 1968 - Nature - 267 pages
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Discusses man's continuing trend toward dehumanization and the importance of environment in the development of human potential

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Interesting ideas, it's neat how a book written in the 50s describes the social and environmental problems that we still struggle with today. Read full review

Review: So Human an Animal: How We are Shaped by Surroundings and Events

User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

We are still struggling with the same issues: moving away from our natural roots, living in congested cities, uncontrolled pollution. No wonder people are losing it in the 21st Century. Read full review

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About the author (1968)

Rene Dubos was a famous microbiologist, as well as a writer, educator, and environmentalist. Born and educated in France, Dubos came to the United States in 1924 to join the research staff of Rutgers University. In 1927 he was invited to join the staff of Rockefeller University, where he spent practically his entire career. At Rockefeller University, Dubos pioneered research in antibiotics for commercial use during the 1940s. In 1939 he discovered tyrothricin, the first commercially produced antibiotic. As he grew older, his interests shifted from microbiology to humanistic and social-environmental issues. He devoted much of his writing to environmental problems and their impact on human beings. Dubos served as president of several professional organizations in the sciences, wrote 20 books, and was awarded more than a score of prizes by the scientific community. As an emeritus professor at Rockefeller University he continued to write until his death.

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