MENACHEM'S SEED: A Novel (SIGNED)
A 196 page novel. Third in the "science-in-fiction" tetralogy. SIGNED and dated by the author on the front free endpaper. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Codice inventario libreria 11974
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Sinossi: In this compelling new novel Carl Djerassi moves beyond the familiar worlds of laboratory and home to investigate the "tribal culture" of the international science community. The novel's backdrop is a series of conferences, based on the Nobel Prize-winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, where jet-setting scientists gather to discuss the global implications of their discoveries. In this setting a man and a woman meet and become lovers. Menachem Dvir, a fiftyish Israeli nuclear engineer, is a married man rendered sterile by his exposure to radiation; Melanie Laidlaw, the American director of a foundation supporting research in reproductive biology, is the childless widow of a prominent scientist. Now in her late thirties, Laidlaw concocts a scheme to steal her lover's sperm in order to determine whether it is suitable for ICSI - a revolutionary development of the early 1990s involving injection of a single sperm into an egg for the treatment of male infertility and fully documented in this novel. What happens next is pure Djerassi - an unpredictable and thrilling page-turner.
Titolo: MENACHEM'S SEED: A Novel (SIGNED)
Casa editrice: University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, U.S.A.
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Legatura: Hard Cover
Condizione libro: Fine
Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine
autografato: Signed by Author
Edizione: First Edition
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