Nature, Nurture and Chance

The Lives of Frank and Charles Fenner

595c8eb5e5d8b.jpg Author Frank Fenner
Isbn 9781920942625
File size 8MB
Year 2011
Pages 376
Language English
File format PDF
Category Biography

Book Description:

Judging by the numbers of newspaper reviews, biographies (including autobiographies) are amongst the most common literary works published these days. However, it is uncommon to find one book that combines a biography and an autobiography, as this book, Nature, Nurture and Chance: The Lives of Frank and Charles Fenner, does. As the author, Frank Fenner, sees it, 'nature' means the combination of genes that we inherit from our parents; 'nurture' means the way that our physical and social environment, especially during childhood, influence our mental and emotional characteristics; and chance is defined as 'the way things fall out'. These three elements define the careers of all human beings. The author uses them to compare his father's life and his own.

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