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Luminous fish : tales of science and love

Author: Lynn Margulis
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first story, "Conceits (Howard)," Ren studies chemistry and dates the monumentally self-absorbed Howard Fein, a medical student whose selfishness results in lifelong repercussions for Ren. Later, in "Gases (Raoul)," Ren has a toxic affair with fellow atmospheric chemist Raoul Gautier, who alternately accepts and rejects her advances. In "The Estimator (Georges)," readers meet Georges Standon, a space  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Margulis
ISBN: 9781933392332 1933392339
OCLC Number: 70921406
Notes: "Originally published as Peces luminosos: historias de amor y ciencia by Tusquets Editorial, Barcelona, 2002"--Title page verso.
"A Sciencewriters Book."
Stories, fictional and memoir, of scientists in work and in love.
Description: 180 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: I : Conceits (Howard) --
Gases (Raoul) --
The Estimator (Georges) --
Meeting --
II : Sunday morning with J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Responsibility: Lynn Margulis.

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In the first story, "Conceits (Howard)," Ren studies chemistry and dates the monumentally self-absorbed Howard Fein, a medical student whose selfishness results in lifelong repercussions for Ren. Later, in "Gases (Raoul)," Ren has a toxic affair with fellow atmospheric chemist Raoul Gautier, who alternately accepts and rejects her advances. In "The Estimator (Georges)," readers meet Georges Standon, a space scientist haunted by the long-ago disappearance of his wife, Odile.
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"[Luminous Fish is] unadulterated Lynn Margulis, fascinating and fun all the way as you follow her characters--real and fictionalized--through the challenges and turmoils of life. Great reading!"--J. Read more...

 
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