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PURDOM, Tom, (ed.). Adventures in Discovery. Edited by Tom Purdom. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1969. First Printing. Pp. (10),-182.8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine. "Here is a book that take s an unusual approach to the history of science. In ten original essays, a group of writers with backgrounds in science and reputations as first-rate story-tellers explore the human side of great scientific discoveries -- thecreativity, the personalities, and the human failings that all play vital roles in man's search for knowledge. As much as possible, the articles let the reader follow a scientist as he moves from preliminary observations to final proof; they could be called true-life detective stories. but they aremuch more than an entertaining recitation of 'who', 'when', and 'how'. In compelling, dramatic terms, they portray the human 'why' -- the hopes, the ambitions, and the desires that lead men to study and even re-shape the universe around them." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Poul Anderson's "Search for the Hunter", Isaac Asimov's "The Discovery of Argon", James Blish's "The Invention of Science", L. Sprague de Camp's "Cope vs. Marsh", Hal Clement's "The Long Step", Robert Silverberg's "Dr. Koch and the Oldest Americans", Harry Harrison's "A Process of Deduction", John Brunner's "The Dream Hunter", Ben Bova's "The Stormy Path to Weather Control", and Willy Ley's "The Unfinished Story of Sol-X". Faint mustiness to boards, else very good in nicked dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by Purdom on the flyleaf. 25.00
Title: Adventures in Discovery. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Publisher: Doubleday, New York, 1969,:
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