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James Le Fanu
James Le Fanu

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James Le Fanu is an international award winning author who for the past twenty years has contributed a twice weekly column on medicine, science and social policy to the Sunday and Daily Telegraph. His articles and reviews have also appeared in the New Statesman, The Spectator, GQ, the British Medical Journal, and the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has made original contributions to current controversies over the value of experiments on human embryos, environmentalism, dietary causes of diseases, and the misdiagnosis of non-accidental injury in children. His previous book, The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2001. He lives in England.

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Why Us?
How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves
Written by James Le Fanu


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $16.00

In this daring treatise on the current state of scientific inquiry, James Le Fanu challenges the common assumption that further progress in genetic research and neuroscience must ultimately explain all there is to know about life and man’s place in the world. On the contrary, he argues, the most recent scientific... Read more >
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Why Us?
How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves
Written by James Le Fanu


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $13.99

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