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Enigma

Enigma

1960

ByPat Stevenson

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“The world of Science for every reader to enjoy.“ —Sally The book’s author, Dr Pat Stevenson, tells the story of university research life in the 1960s against the background story of the discovery of the structure of DNA. An entrancing read is the most common feedback so far! Enigma is set in 1960 in an hypothetical university department in Adelaide, where two fictional students are studying for PhDs. Loosely based on Pat Stevenson’s life experiences, she traces the development of the scientific minds of Judith, Arthur and their university friends and colleagues. The theme of the book is lack of discrimination in academia between rich and poor; race and gender; united by science as an international endeavour. It is a true historical record of scientific method before computers, photocopiers, detergents and throwaway equipment. While the most important attribute of a scientist is honesty, achievement is dependent on luck and determination. Dr Stevenson has based the book's characters on her favourite description of the scientific mind: "A Mind, Nimble & Versatile enough to catch the Resemblances of Things, which is the chief point, & at the same time Steady enough to Fix & Discern their Subtle Differences. Endowed by Nature with the Desire to Seek, Patience to Doubt, Fondness to Meditate, Slowness to Assert, Readiness to Reconsider, Carefulness to Set in Order, & neither Affecting what is New nor Admiring what is Old, & hating every kind of imposture." — Francis Bacon in p 151 of 'Selected writings on the interpretation of Nature', NY Random House, 1955. "Learned Men prefer the Public Good to their own interest." — Francis Bacon * For further information, please visit the publisher's website: www.glastonbury-company.com/enigma-1960.

Details

Publication Date
Aug 8, 2022
Language
English
ISBN
9780980730241
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Pat Stevenson

Specifications

Pages
428
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

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