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pill, pygmy chimps and Degas" horse

Carl Djerassi

pill, pygmy chimps and Degas" horse

the autobiography of Carl Djerassi.

by Carl Djerassi

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Published by BasicBooks in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination319p. ;
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21456481M
ISBN 100465057586

“The Pill, Pygmy Chimps and Degas’ Horse,” by Carl Djerassi (BasicBooks). “Academic, businessman, philosopher, art aficionado and bon vivant, Djerassi has immersed himself in life with. Looking for books by Carl Djerassi? See all books authored by Carl Djerassi, including The Pill, Pygmy Chimps, and Degas Horse: The Autobiography of Carl Djerassi, and This Man's Pill: Reflections on the 50th Birthday of the Pill, and more on

from Pill, Pygmy Chimps and Degas' Horse / Carl Djerassi; from Atoms in the Family / Laura Fermi; from Diaries / Christopher Isherwood; from Letter to Walter von Molo / Thomas Mann-- from Pnin / Vladimir Nabokov "Farewell in Welfare Island" / Julia de Burgos "Breaking Down the Glass Walls of Language" / . CARL DJERASSI, born in Vienna but educated in the US, is a writer and professor of chemistry emeritus at Stanford University. Author of over scientific publications and seven monographs, he is one of the few American scientists to have been awarded both the National Medal of Science (in , for the first synthesis of a steroid oral contraceptive--”the Pill”) and the National Medal.

Carl Djerassi is an internationally renowned scientist whose books include the novel Marx, Deceased; his autobiography The Pill, Pygmy Chimps, and Degas' Horse; essay, poetry, and short-story collections and two plays. A professor of chemistry at Stanford University, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is one of the few /5().   A Nature Research Journal. Menu. Search E-alert Submit My Account Login.


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