Jonas Salk

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Jonas Salk is one of the most famous and revered figures of the twentieth century.

He was the developer of the first effective vaccine to prevent polio. Almost overnight, he became internationally famous—a hero to an appreciative public. His legacy survives to this day, and his name and image are instantly recognizable to many.

In the last decades of his life, Salk devoted considerable attention to the development of an evolutionary philosophy that would be the basis for solving some of the most basic problems of humankind. He was the author of four books, including World Population and Human Values: A New Reality, written in 1981 with his son Jonathan. A New Reality is an update, revision and redesign of that title.

Since his death in 1995, S
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Average rating: 3.86 · 348 ratings · 22 reviews · 9 distinct works
The Survival of the Wisest

3.53 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1973
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Anatomy of Reality: Merging...

4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Man Unfolding

4.13 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1972
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World Population and Human ...

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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A New Reality: Human Evolut...

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How Like an Angel: Biology ...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1975
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Evolution: The Grand Synthesis

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Genius in the Shadows: A Bi...

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Laboratory Life: The Constr...

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3.85 avg rating — 312 ratings — published 1979 — 14 editions
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“There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.”
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“I have had dreams, and I've had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.”
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