On being the right size and other essays

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Oxford University Press, May 23, 1985 - Science - 191 pages
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Examines scientific topics such as the functions of blood, the origins of life, and the future development of biology

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User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

I've seen this essay in several contexts, and I'm not sure this is the collection I read it in. It's always worth reading when you're engaging in the kind of xenobiological fancies that James White ... Read full review


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The son of a noted British physiologist, J. B. Haldane was an eccentric genius, described as "the last man who might know all there was to know." A student of classics at Oxford University, he became a brilliant biochemist, physiologist, geneticist, and Marxist revolutionary. During his Communist period, Haldane did important work in science for the British government. An officer in World War I, he later taught at the University of London (1933--1957) and made remarkable discoveries in the application of mathematics and statistics to biology. Upset by the British attack on Egypt over Suez, Haldane spent his last years researching and holding various scientific posts in India, though he traveled back to England on several occasions.

John Maynard Smith is an eminent evolutionary biologist and author of many books on evolution, both for scientists and the general public. He is professor emeritus at the University of Sussex, UK, Fellow of the Royal Society, winner of the Darwin Medal, and laureate of the Crafoord Prize of the
Swedish Academy of Sciences. David Harper is Senior Lecturer in Evolution, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, UK.

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