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Luminous Fish: Tales of Science and Love (Sciencewriters) Hardcover – 7 Mar 2007


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  • Hardcover: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company; First Printing edition (7 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933392339
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933392332
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2 x 21 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,125,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"ÝLuminous Fish is¨ unadulterated Lynn Margulis, fascinating and fun all the way as you follow her characters--real and fictionalized--through the challenges and turmoils of life. Great reading!" -J. Woodland Hastings, Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University

A real encounter between a young Lynn Margulis and J. Robert Oppenheimer and his family complements four gently linked stories. I think of a multidimensional tango, of men and women to be sure, but also of two less predictable partnerslove and science. Margulis first fiction is as intriguing as her research in evolution!
Roald Hoffmann, winner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry

"Ý"Luminous Fish" is¨ unadulterated Lynn Margulis, fascinating and fun all the way as you follow her characters--real and fictionalized--through the challenges and turmoils of life. Great reading!"
-J. Woodland Hastings, Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University

?Science is often viewed as the cold, objective study of nature. Lynn Margulis shows us that this pursuit is often strongly and wonderfully influenced by the human touch. "Luminous Fish" is a fascinating read.? ?Margaret McFall-Ngai, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin

?A real encounter between a young Lynn Margulis and J. Robert Oppenheimer and his family complements four gently linked stories. I think of a multidimensional tango, of men and women to be sure, but also of two less predictable partners?love and science. Margulis? first fiction is as intriguing as her research in evolution!?
?Roald Hoffmann, winner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry

?On transatlantic overnight flights, I often hope the book I've chosen will quickly put me to sleep. Not so with "Luminous Fish," which pleasantly kept me awake much of the night. Lynn Margulis has penned a delightful collection of essays of real scientists going about their all-too ordinary lives at work and play. Seldom has the subjective side of science been captured better, nor surprisingly so as Lynn herself very much lives the life of some of those profiled within. A penetrating, realistic work of science and passion if there ever was one.?
?Eric Chaisson, Wright Center for Science Education, Tufts University

Science is often viewed as the cold, objective study of nature. Lynn Margulis shows us that this pursuit is often strongly and wonderfully influenced by the human touch. "Luminous Fish" is a fascinating read. Margaret McFall-Ngai, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin

On transatlantic overnight flights, I often hope the book I've chosen will quickly put me to sleep. Not so with "Luminous Fish," which pleasantly kept me awake much of the night. Lynn Margulis has penned a delightful collection of essays of real scientists going about their all-too ordinary lives at work and play. Seldom has the subjective side of science been captured better, nor surprisingly so as Lynn herself very much lives the life of some of those profiled within. A penetrating, realistic work of science and passion if there ever was one. Eric Chaisson, Wright Center for Science Education, Tufts University

Difficult artists and writers are plentiful in fiction, but Lynn Margulis has a unique and vivid gift for portraying work-driven scientists and their mystified, vexed, or frustrated mates and friends. And lurking just behind these highly emotional stories lies the great scientific story (in which Margulis was herself a central participant) of how science reluctantly came to understand that our planet's atmosphere is a biological phenomenon.--Ernest Callenbach, author of "Ecotopia"

"On transatlantic overnight flights, I often hope the book I've chosen will quickly put me to sleep. Not so with "Luminous Fish", which pleasantly kept me awake much of the night. Lynn Margulis has penned a delightful collection of essays of real scientists going about their all-too ordinary lives at work and play. Seldom has the subjective side of science been captured better, nor surprisingly so as Lynn herself very much lives the life of some of those profiled within. A penetrating, realistic work of science and passion if there ever was one."--Eric Chaisson, Wright Center for Science Education, Tufts University

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Renowned evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis exposes the passions of scientists (sexual and otherwise) in four provocative stories plus an intriguing real-life encounter with J. Robert Oppenheimer.

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