I Wish I'd Made You Angry Earlier: Essays on Science, Scientists, and Humanity

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - 354 sayfa
This delightful collection of essays by Nobel Laureate Max Perutz explores a wide range of scientific and personal topics with great insight and lucidity. "This ... is a wholly captivating book; it has warmth, wit, and style, and not a dull sentence." Walter Grazer, Nature.
 

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Friend or Foe of Mankind?
1
Splitting the Atom
15
The Man Who Patented the Bomb
29
Why Did the Germans Not Make the Bomb?
43
Bomb Designer Turned Dissident
53
Liberating France
63
Enemy Alien
71
High on Science
107
Dangerous Misprints
189
A Deadly Inheritance
195
Darwin Was Right
199
A Passion for Crystals
207
By What Right Do We Invoke Human Rights?
213
The Right to Choose
225
Does Nuclear Energy Endanger Us?
235
The Second Secret of Life
253

Deconstructing Pasteur
117
The Battle Over Vitamin C
129
A Mystery of the Tropics
139
The Forgotten Plague
147
What Holds Molecules Together?
161
I Wish Id Made You Angry Earlier
171
Big Fleas Have Little Fleas
175
How the Secret of Life Was Discovered
179
How WL Bragg Invented Xray Analysis
277
Lifes Energy Cycle
293
The Hormone that Makes Nerves Grow
299
How Nerves Conduct Electricity
303
My Commonplace Book
307
Notes and References
327
Subject Index
341
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Max Perutz, FRS, was Director of the Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Biology from its foundation in 1962 until 1979, and remained a member of the scientific staff there until his death in February 2002. In addition to many other awards and honours, he received, with John Kendrew, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1972 for the first solution of the structure of proteins.

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