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Passionate Minds: The Inner World of Scientists

Edited By: Lewis Wolpert and Alison Richards

240 pages, 23 b/w photos

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Sep 1997 | #65231 | ISBN: 0198549040
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Fascinating selection of interviews with some of the world's greatest scientists, who talk to Wolpert about their influences and aspirations.


Introduction: More Passion for Science; Section I: In Two Minds; Blemished heroes; Tapeworm quadrilles; Worlds apart; Scaling the heights; Clinical science; Swimming with the tide; Section II: Against the Grain; Freeing the mind; Gardens of the mind; Not a company man; Not all in the genes; In agreement with nature; Section III: Eureka; Daydreaming molecules; Going into the dark; Hole in one; Ways of seeing; Three quarks for muster mark; The wierdest of fancies; Directly to the heart; Section IV: Reflections; Other minds; Asking nature; A very tidy desk; Of mice and mothers; A family affair; Index

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