"Schwartz's fully engrossing, two-century-plus detective story provides a thoroughgoing history of the discovery of 'mad cow' and related diseases that also illuminates the ways in which science works. I could not put this book down."--Jon Beckwith, author of "Making Genes, Making Waves: A Social Activist in Science" "Rarely have I read a book as ...Read More"Schwartz's fully engrossing, two-century-plus detective story provides a thoroughgoing history of the discovery of 'mad cow' and related diseases that also illuminates the ways in which science works. I could not put this book down."--Jon Beckwith, author of "Making Genes, Making Waves: A Social Activist in Science" "Rarely have I read a book as scary, interesting, informative and enjoyable."--John E. Talbott, University of California, Santa Barbara "Praise for the French edition: " "Maxime Schwartz's book . . . constitutes an ode to science, to its rigor, to its perseverance, but also, as we shall see, to its modesty. "How the Cows Turned Mad "is a gothic historical novel: its author, molecular biologist and former director of the Pasteur Institute, leads us along a thread that unravels over almost three centuries, from Louis XV to Tony Blair."--"Le Figaro" "But above all, and this is indeed remarkable in a work which treats such a scientific subject, "How the Cows Turned Mad" is not a scientific treatise for scientists, but rather a book. And as such, it reads easily and pleasurably."--"Le Generaliste" "How the Cows Turned Mad: that's the title of this book, almost a detective novel, just published by the molecular biologist Maxime Schwartz. An indispensable tool that allows us to sort through the truths and untruths and finally assess the situation."--"Panorama du medecin"Read Less
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Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 0520243374. A glossy Trade Paperback in very good+ condition, with some scuffing to the covers and a black remainder mark on the bottom edge. Clean, bright, unmarked & tightly bound. "Originally published to much acclaim in France, this scientific thriller, updated with a foreword by best-selling author Marion Nestle, tells of the hunt for the cause of an enigmatic class of fatal brain infections, of which mad cow disease is the latest incarnation. In gripping, nontechnical prose, Maxime Schwartz details the deadly manifestations of these diseases throughout history, describes the major players and events that led to discoveries about their true nature, and outlines our current state of knowledge. "; Remainder; 0.7 x 8.9 x 5.9 Inches; 238 pages.
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