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Luminous Fish: Tales of Science and Love (Sciencewriters) [Hardcover]

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Item description for Luminous Fish: Tales of Science and Love (Sciencewriters) by Lynn Margulis...

This collection of linked stories by internationally renowned evolutionist Lynn Margulis reveals science from the inside---its thrills, disappointments, and triumphs. A largely fictional account, it draws on her decades of experience to portray the poor judgment, exhaustion, and life-threatening dedication of real scientiststheir emotional preoccupations, sexual distractions, and passions for research. The esoteric, demanding, sometimes exhilarating world of science emerges from the shadows of its passive narrative into the sunlight of the personal voice of those who attempt to wrench secrets directly from nature. All of us who struggle to balance family, professional, and social commitments with intellectual quest will be intrigued by the humanity of these tales.

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Pages   180
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.74 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 7, 2007
Publisher   Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN  1933392339  
ISBN13  9781933392332  

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More About Lynn Margulis

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lynn Margulis, Distinguished Professor of Botany at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is the modern originator of the symbiotic theory of cell evolution. Once considered heresy, her ideas are now part of the microbiological revolution.

Lynn Margulis currently resides in Amherst, in the state of Massachusetts. Lynn Margulis was born in 1938 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts University of Mass.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > General
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > United States

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True to the mark!  Jul 22, 2007
A scientist's singular purpose, and its ruinous influence on human relationships, is brilliantly depicted by Margulis. Highly recommended!
Great read--innovative and compelling  Apr 23, 2007
Once I started, I couldn't put this book down. Vivid, real characters, touching insights into our place in life and time. I can't forget the haunting encounter with Oppenheimer. Great read for anyone interested in the human side of science.
A lively and different pick many a public library holding will wish to acquire.  Apr 11, 2007
Evolutionist and author Lynn Margulis examines the scientific personalities she's known in the course of her profession, considers the love lives of three generations of scientists, and provide stories which would be considered scientific biographies were it not for their added ability to shed insights on interactions between scientific colleagues. The blend of biography and science from an insider holds elements of both and thus provides both real and fictionalized observations - while LUMINOUS FISH may prove a challenge to categorize, it will prove a lively and different pick many a public library holding will wish to acquire.
A strong literary debut for Lynn Margulis  Mar 21, 2007
A suite of connected short stories concluding with a memoir of a youthful encounter with J. Robert Oppenheimer, Luminous Fish is the first work of literary fiction published by world-class microbiologist Lynn Margulis. Revolving around the work and love lives of practicing scientists, it's delivered with a punch. Margulis has an accomplished style: these fictions are immediately enjoyable and very well constructed. "Raoul" stands out as pulling together the widest range of narrative gambits. This story follows the scientific life of the shy French Jewish protagonist from his adolescent hazing in Vichy France to his emergence on the international circuit of atmospheric and space science (suggestive of the NASA milieu of Margulis's collaboration with the British atmospheric chemist James Lovelock, originator of Gaia theory). His young American lover Rene takes over the narration midway with a long letter of amorous frustration, from which point Margulis lets these characters with whom we're now intimate have increasingly larger portions of the saying of the story. In each piece singly, and as a connected series, the denouement is deft, brutally efficient, and satisfying.

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