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Brave genius : a scientist, a philosopher, and their daring adventures from the French resistance to the Nobel Prize
Title:
Brave genius : a scientist, a philosopher, and their daring adventures from the French resistance to the Nobel Prize
ISBN:
9780307952332

9780307952349
Physical Description:
x, 581 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents:
Chance, necessity, and genius -- The fall. City of Light ; Plans ; Misadventures in Norway ; Springtime for Hitler ; Defeated and divided -- The long road to freedom. Regrouping ; Ill winds ; An hour of hope ; Waiting and working ; The terror begins ; The Plague ; Brothers in arms ; Double lives ; Preparations ; Normandy ; Les jours de gloire -- Secrets of life. The talk of the nation ; Secrets of life ; Bourgeois genetics ; On the same path ; A new beginning ; Rebels with a cause ; Taking sides ; The attic -- Nobel thoughts and noble deeds. The blood of the Hungarians ; Repression and reaction ; A voice of reason ; The logic of life ; Making connections ; The possible and the actual ; Unfinished ; Messengers ; Synthesis -- French lessons. Camus in a lab coat ; Chance and necessity : Sisyphus returns -- Appendix. The science.
Abstract:
"The never-before-told account of two of the most insightful minds of the twentieth century--Jacques Monod and Albert Camus--and a dramatic story of how hardship and courage can unleash creative genius"--Dust jacket back.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]