Darwin's Audubon by Gerald Weissmann
Science And The Liberal Imagination

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In this retrospective of Gerald Weissmann's best-known essays, the reader is treated to his unique perspective on what C. P. Snow once dubbed "the Two Cultures"-art and science. In Darwin's Audubon, Weissmann examines the powerful influence that the two exert over one another and how they have helped each other evolve. From listening to the scientists who gather ever year to sing at the Woods Hole Cantata Consort to looking at the influence of Audubon's watercolors on Darwin's On the Origin of Species; from comparing William Carlos Williams's poetry to his unedited case books to watching Oliver Wendell Holmes grow as doctor and as poet, Weissmann weaves a rich tapestry that will delight fans and newcomers alike.
 

About Gerald Weissmann

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Gerald Weissmann is a professor of medicine and director of the Biotechnology Study Center at New York University School of Medicine. He lives in New York City and Woods Holer, Massachusetts.
 
Published December 6, 2001 by Basic Books. 352 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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As director of the Division of Rheumatology at New York University-Bellevue Hospital, Weissmann (Democracy and DNA) infuses technical medical information throughout the 24 essays in his latest eclectic volume.

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