Cohen, Irun R. Tending Adam's Garden

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Tending Adam's Garden

 
9780123994783: Tending Adam's Garden

Tending Adam's Garden describes and explains the way in which our immune system works from a novel perspective. The book uses metaphors and examples to bring the immune system to life and explores the fundamental miracle of nature. Written in plain language for a broad audience, this book encompasses much more than just immunology, exploring more fundamental matters such as causality, information, energy, evolution, cognition and individuality, as well as the strategy of the immune system and its role in health and disease.

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Tending Adam's Garden describes and explains the immune system from a wholly novel perspective. The book uses figurative metaphors and concrete case histories to illustrate seemingly esoteric science, bringing the subject to life, and exploring the fundamental miracle of nature.
However, it encompasses much more than just immunology, exploring more fundamental matters such as causality, information, energy, evolution, cognition and individuality.
These fascinating insights are described in a highly engaging manner, demanding no specialised vocabulary, or specific scientific background in the subject.
"Superb book. It ranks among the best dissertations on natural philosophy that I have ever read. Aristotle would be bemused and Darwin delighted."
Gene H. Stollerman, Boston University
"The book is beautiful, as I suspected it would be, full of deep thought and philosophy. We are in need of your visions."
Alex Whelan, St. James Hospital, Dublin
"It's TERRIFIC. Very clear, very well written, without a trace of cliché or second-hand thought. And amusing, full of good jokes and poetical statements. Most important, it seems to me to be true..."
N. Avrion Mitchison, University College, London
"Thanks, Irun, it is wonderful to be asked to respond to writing so rich and capable of transporting me to realms I couldn't get to on my own."
Eleanor Rubin, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"I consider the whole book to be quite brilliant...extraordinary clarity and brevity... The whole book, including of course the second half (on Immunity) should be compulsory reading for all immunologists. He writes so beautifully and clearly, with such crystallised wording."
Graham Rook, University College London
"As one might have expected from such a sophisticated person, the book is very clearly written and elaborated, very attractive and full of original concepts on immunology and neurobiology. The author's international reputation is outstanding and the text has been the matter of extensive thinking and care by an obviously gifted writer."
Jean-Francois Bach, Necker Hospital, Paris
"Cohen's book is a wonderful journey into the world of the immune system. The writing is original, provocative and touches on more than immunology, it touches on science itself."
Howard L.Weiner, Harvard Medical School, USA
"Thank you for sending me Professor Cohen's manuscript. I enjoyed it thoroughly. He has created a brilliant and iconoclastic text, that well-reflects his own broad intellectual foundations. His novel ideas will be provocative for scholars and lay persons alike...(a)terrific work."
Martin J. Blaser, Vanderbilt University

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