The Remembered Present.
A Biological Theory of Consciousness.New York, Basic Books, Inc., 1989 Stock Code: 140631
NotesFirst edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Sydney Brenner on the front free endpaper, "For Sydney with admiration and warm regards 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.
Edelman subsequently became known for his theory of neuronal group selection (or Neural Darwinism) which he laid out in full in three technical books, of which this is the third: Neural Darwinism (1987) and and Topobiology (1988) are the others.
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket.
Numerous tables, diagrams.
A near-fine copy, faint marking to jacket panels.
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