Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling
by Thomas Hager (Goodreads Author)
A biography of Paulding who roamed across the scientific disciplines, from chemistry to biology to medical research. He decried the internment of Japanese-Americans in World War Two, agitated against nuclear weapons, promoted vitamin C as a cure for the common cold and researched the idea of DNA.
Hardcover, 721 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Simon & Schuster
(first published October 30th 1995)
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Never in a million years would I have thought a biography to be so thrilling. It is, by far, the best biography I have ever read of a man who has since become a hero of mine. An exciting life of discovery and research and circumstances, government, and status quo organizations that thwarted him. That said, he is the only person who has won 2 Nobel prizes in 2 different categories - Peace and Chemistry. He is the father of Quantum Chemistry and one of his prizes was for his work in Sickle Cell An...more
Author of six books of nonfiction about the ways in which science and technology change people's lives.More about Thomas Hager...