Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling
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Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling

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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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Jo  Blakely
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
Very easy to read biography. I can't believe I have never heard about Linus Pauling until now!
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