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Darwin's Audubon: Science and the Liberal Imagination

By: Gerald Weissmann

337 pages, B/w illus

Perseus Running Press

Paperback | Nov 2001 | #136789 | ISBN: 0738205974
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #95074 | ISBN: 0306459817
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About this book

Weissmann examines the powerful influence that art and science exert over one another and how they have helped each other evolve, looking at for example, the influence of Audubon's watercolors on Darwin's On the Origin of Species.


Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Darwin's Audubon Inflammation as Cultural History Gertrude Stein and the Ctenophore Puerperal Priority Bete Noire Science Fictions Call Me Madame The Woods Hole Cantata Foucault and the Bag Lady In Quest of Fleck: Science from the Holocaust Auden and the Liposome No Ideas but in Things Nobel Week 1 They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus Westward the Course of Empire Nullius in Verba: Lupus at the Royal Society Springtime for Pernkopf The Baron of Bellevue The Doctor with Two Heads Wordsworth at the Barbican Losing a MASH To the Nobska Lighthouse Titanic and Leviathan Daumier and the Deer Tick Sources Credits Index

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Biography

Gerald Weissmann, M.D. , is Professor of Medicine and director of the Biotechnology Center at New York University School of Medicine. He has received the Lila Gruber Award for Cancer Rese arch, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the Allesandro Robecchi Prize for Rheumatology.

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