Nicholas Wade, 20 September 1984
Show More A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock by Evelyn Fox Keller.
Freeman, 235 pp., £13.95, July 1984, 0 7167 1433 7Show More
A Slot Machine, A Broken Test Tube by S.E. Luria.
Harper and Row, 229 pp., £12.50, May 1984, 0 06 015260 5Show More
“... molecular level. McClintock’s bad luck was to get out too far ahead of the juggernaut. Salvador Luria, on the other hand, caught the right wave at the right time, and rode it to a Nobel Prize. A Slot Machine, A Broken Test Tube is an autobiography which reflects a lifetime’s residence at science’s higher altitudes. ...”