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Ravenous by Sam Apple


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Ravenous by Sam Apple
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May 25, 2021 | ISBN 9780593501771 | 779 Minutes

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Apple . . . delivers a gripping account of biochemist Otto Warburg (1883–1970) and the origins of modern cancer science in his excellent latest. . . As he draws fascinating insights from the interplay between science and ideology. . . Apple keeps the scientific explanations easy to understand, while interviews with a slew of characters add color. This is a bona fide page-turner.—Publishers Weekly, starred review

[Apple] skillfully blends science writing with biography to present the story of this quirky, arrogant, and brilliant scientist, who revolutionized research on cancer and photosynthesis (how organisms use energy to make glucose)…. An illuminating account that makes Warburg (the man and the scientist) accessible to general readers.—Karl Helicher, Library Journal

A long-overdue biography of German biologist Otto Warburg (1883-1970), who won the Nobel Prize for his work on cell respiration and metabolism, especially as related to cancer…. A welcome addition to the library on the disease and one of its most successful enemies.—Kirkus Reviews

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