Bright Air, Brilliant Fire.
On the Matter of the Mind.New York, BasicBooks, 1992 Stock Code: 140632
NotesFirst edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Sydney Brenner on the front free endpaper, "For Sydney with affection and admiration Gerry". Edelman (1929-2014) won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1972 for his work on the immune system with Rodney Robert Porter. Brenner (1927-2019), one of the leading biologists of the 20th century, won the same award in 2002 alongside H. Robert Horvitz and John E. Sulston, for deciphering the genetics of programmed cell death and animal development, including how the nervous system forms.
Written for a general audience, Bright Air, Brilliant Fire elaborates further on Edelman's theory of consciousness.
Octavo. Original black quarter cloth, spine lettered in light blue and gilt, maroon covers. With the pictorial dust jacket.
A near-fine copy, light shelfwear to jacket.
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