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The nature, allure, and danger of scientific curiosity
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 144 x 218 x 22mm | 381.02g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
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  • 025207355X
  • 9780252073557
  • 1,000,248

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"[Otis] has done a remarkable job of translating nineteenth-century Spanish into twenty-first century English, making these works accessible to the modern non-Spanish reader.... [this book] should be read for the insight it provides into the mind of one of history's most important neuroscientists."
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About Y Cajal Santiago Ramon

Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934) won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1906 for proving that neurons are independent cells.

Laura Otis is a professor of English and liberal arts at Emory University. She holds an M.A. in neuroscience, a Ph.D. in comparative literature, and is the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant.
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