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The Wellsprings of Life

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Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 2nd 1961 by Signet (first published 1960)
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This is an excellent trip around the world of biology: Asimov provides a nice synthesis of zoology, molecular biology and biochemistry to provide an answer to the question ''Why are we here?'' (although the book is a bit dated now). Actually, when I say ''a bit dated'' we're talking 1960 so yeah, probably best if you don't quote it in that physiology thesis you're working on. Still, all the main points are correct and the Good Doctor's clarity and wit can never age.
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This book is essentially an overview of the history of science. What's brilliant about it is that it is not told in a dry, non-fiction kind of way, but as a story. It was engaging and full of insight and the examples are quite stunning.

I definitely recommend this book if you're interested in learning the history of science.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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