0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Biography > Science, technology & engineering

Buy Now

A Dominant Character - The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J. B. S. Haldane (Hardcover) Loot Price: R639
Discovery Miles 6 390
You Save: R178 (22%)
A Dominant Character - The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J. B. S. Haldane (Hardcover): Samanth Subramanian

A Dominant Character - The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J. B. S. Haldane (Hardcover)

Samanth Subramanian

 (sign in to rate)
List price R817 Loot Price R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 | Repayment Terms: R58 pm x 12* You Save R178 (22%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 11 working days

J. B. S. Haldane's life was rich and strange, never short on genius or drama-from his boyhood apprenticeship to his scientist father, who first instilled in him a devotion to the scientific method; to his time in the trenches during the First World War, where he wrote his first scientific paper; to his numerous experiments on himself, including inhaling dangerous levels of carbon dioxide and drinking hydrochloric acid; to his clandestine research for the British Admiralty during the Second World War. He is best remembered as a geneticist who revolutionized our understanding of evolution, but his peers hailed him as a polymath. One student called him "the last man who might know all there was to be known." He foresaw in vitro fertilization, peak oil, and the hydrogen fuel cell, and his contributions ranged over physiology, genetics, evolutionary biology, mathematics, and biostatistics. He was also a staunch Communist, which led him to Spain during the Civil War and sparked suspicions that he was spying for the Soviets. He wrote copiously on science and politics in newspapers and magazines, and he gave speeches in town halls and on the radio-all of which made him, in his day, as famous in Britain as Einstein. It is the duty of scientists to think politically, Haldane believed, and he sought not simply to tell his readers what to think but to show them how to think. Beautifully written and richly detailed, Samanth Subramanian's A Dominant Character recounts Haldane's boisterous life and examines the questions he raised about the intersections of genetics and politics-questions that resonate even more urgently today.

General

Imprint: W W Norton & Co Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2020
Authors: Samanth Subramanian
Dimensions: 242 x 165 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-63424-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Science, technology & engineering
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Professional & Technical > Technology: general issues > History of engineering & technology
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Genetics (non-medical) > General
Books > Biography > Science, technology & engineering
LSN: 0-393-63424-8
Barcode: 9780393634242

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners