Science as Autobiography : The Troubled Life of Niels Jern EPUB
A legendary figure who preferred an afternoon of conversation in a Paris wine bar to work in the laboratory, Jerne was renowned for his unparalleled powers of concentration and analytical keenness as well as his dissonant personal life. The book explores Jerne the man and scientist, making the fascinating argument that his life experience and view of himself became a metaphorical resource for the construction of his theories. The book also probes the moral issues that surrounded Jerne’s choice to sacrifice his family in favor of scientific goals and the pursuit of excellence.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 01/10/2008
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780300128710