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Hiroshi Akashi - Associate Professor of Biology, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Eighth Day of Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Biology

Author: Horace Freeland Judson

Book Description:

Judson reveals the inner workings of science in his history of the birth and early development of molecular biology. Accounts from the major contributors to the field are interwoven to illustrate how scientific ideas evolve within individuals, research groups, and scientific communities. Most importantly, Judson brings to life the frustrations and uncertainties as well as the exhilaration in the process of discovery. As a beginning graduate student, I believe that I learned more about how to be a scientist from “The Eighth Day..” than from any other source.

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