9781887178952

The Kindly Dr. Guillotin: And Other Essays on Science and Life

ISBN 10: 1887178953 / 1-887178-95-3
ISBN 13: 9781887178952
Publisher: Counterpoint
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
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In this collection of forty vignettes, biologist Harold Morowitz delights in discovering scientific principles behind such everyday phenomena as doing laundry or registering a car with the DMV. The title essay reflects on the circumstances that caused the name of Joseph Ignace Guillotin to become connected to a mechanical contraption he neither invented, built, nor used. While he relies on the disciplines of science to illuminate life on earth, Morowitz celebrates -- with wonder and wit -- the world's unfathomable mysteries.

 

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The Kindly Dr. Guillotin: And Other Essays on Science and Life (ISBN: 1887178953 / 1-887178-95-3)
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Book Description: Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: Counterpoint, 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. New, not a used item, warehouse find with slight aging. Collects short, witty essays ranging from the historical to the contemporary. Biologist Morowitz begins with the circumstances that caused the name of Guillotin to become connected to a device he neither invented, built, nor used. In the essays that follow he shares his delight in discovering scientific principles behind everyday phenomena, from doing laundry to registering a car. He writes about the stone statues of Easter Island, immortality and brine shrimp, how 'mouse' became a verb, homeopathic remedies, science literacy and television. Bookseller Inventory # 21574

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