SAPP, Jan. MOEWUS, Franz.
Title: Where the Truth Lies : Franz Moewus and the Origins of Molecular Biology. Paperback, signed.
Publisher:  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990, ISBN:0521367514
Seller ID: 114899
SAPP, Jan. Where the Truth Lies : Franz Moewus and the Origins of MolecularBiology. Cambridge, New York, et al : Cambridge University Press, (1990). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (8),vii-ix,(1),1-340. 8vo, decorated white, red and blue card covers, blue and red lettering to front cover and spine. Jan Anthony Sapp, b. June 12, 1954, Halifax, Nova Scotia, a neo-Darwinian biologist (and Dalhousie graduate), largely working at York University, Toronto. At the time of publication, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne. "'Where the Truth Lies' is an absorbing account of a case of suspected fraud in the origins of molecular biology. It examines hte tragiccareer of the biologist Franz Moewus (December 7, 1908 -- May 30, 1959) to illustrate all that can go wrong in scientific knowledge-making. Jan Sapp follows Moewus's meteoric flight among some of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century, and his denunciation as the perpetrator of one of themost ambitious cases of fraud in the history of science. He discuses the s ociopolitical and technical issues that brought Moewus's work to the centerof great scrutiny in the biological community. He shows how the controvers y surrounding Moewus was sustained for decades, how it came to a cclose, and was eventually expunged from the history of science." - from the rear cover. Light edge-spotting, else very good. Signed, inscribed and dated by Sapp on the flyleaf. 30.00