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Published: 22 January 2009

272 Pages | 1 b/w frontispiece


ISBN: 9780199237708

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What I Require From Life

Writings on science and life from J.B.S. Haldane

Edited by Krishna Dronamraju

  • J. B. S. Haldane (1892-64) was an eminent scientist and polymath, who made vital contributions to sciences ranging from physiology to biochemistry, and was a central figure in the development of modern evolutionary biology and genetics.
  • Brings together for the first time Haldane's popular essays from the 1940s with writings from his Indian period.
  • The essays here cover scientific topics as varied as astronomy, bird migration, and relativity, as well as shedding light on Haldane's views on social and political issues from Marxism and Soviet science, to non-violence and Hinduism.
  • With a Preface by the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke, who writes: "J B S Haldane was perhaps the most brilliant science populariser of his generation... Haldane's scores of essays may still be read with great profit."

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