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The Case of Paul Kammerer - by Klaus Taschwer (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 326

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Environmentalists & Naturalists

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Bunim & Bannigan Ltd

Age Range: Adult

Author: Klaus Taschwer

Language: English

TCIN: 79216426
UPC: 9781933480480
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-8139


The case of Paul Kammerer is a well researched and highly readable historical account of one of the biggest, till today unsolved scientific scandals. Paul Kammerer, 'the father of epigenetic, ' was a talented and idealistic biologist, whose ground-breaking research made headlines worldwide. Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, where Kammerer lived and worked, was at its creative peak yet already declining toward Nazism. The book that reads like a detective story, provides new evidence for the events that led to Kammerer's tragic end while exposing the implicit yet dangerous links between science and politics. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: With a background in the sociology of science, political science and philosophy, Klaus Taschwer lives in Vienna and is the science editor of the Austrian newspaper Der Standard. He is the founding editor of the science magazine heureka!, the co-author of Konrad Lorenz. A Biography and recipient of the 2016 Austrian State Award for Scientific Journalism. AUTHOR HOME: Vienna, Austri
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