Natural Obsessions Striving to Unlock the Deepest Secrets of the Cancer Cell

ISBN-10: 0395924723
ISBN-13: 9780395924723
Edition: 1st 1999
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Description: As dramatic as The Double Hex and as absorbing as The Soul of a New Machine, Natural Obsessions explores the advanced reaches of molecular biology, the nature of the human cell, and the genes that control cancer. It unforgettably portrays some of  More...

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List price: $22.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/6/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

As dramatic as The Double Hex and as absorbing as The Soul of a New Machine, Natural Obsessions explores the advanced reaches of molecular biology, the nature of the human cell, and the genes that control cancer. It unforgettably portrays some of the best young scientists in the world, the rewards and discouragements of scientific research, and the very process of scientific inquiry.

Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for "The New York Times Magazine" as well as a contributing editor at "Harper's" magazine. He is the author of two prize-winning books: "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education" and "A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder." Pollan lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.Natale Angier is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer for the New York Times and a frequent contributor to many magazines. Her honors include the Lewis Thomas Award and the AAAS Science Journalism Award. Her books include Natural Obsessions: Striving to Unlock the Deepest Secrets of the Cancer Cell and The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life. She lives near Washington D.C.

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