Originally published in 1940, and first reprinted as this second edition in 1951, this volume was written by the Nobel laureate Sir Charles Sherrington (1857-1952). To read this book is to share in wonder at the mystery of life, uncovered by a great scientist who was also a great lyrical writer. To read Sir Charles on the eye making itself (pp. 105-113) is to attend a miracle.
1. Nature and tradition; 2. The natural and superstition; 3. Life in little; 4. The wisdom of the body; 5. Earth's reshuffling; 6. A whole presupposed of its parts; 7. The brain and its work; 8. The organ of liaison; 9. Brain collaborates with psyche; 10. Earth's alchemy; 11. Two ways of one mind; 12. Altruism; Index.
Series: Gifford Lectures, Edinburgh
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 3rd March 1951
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised