The Throwing Madonna

Essays on the Brain




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/17/2001

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9780595160495

About the Book

These essays on the brain leap from the philosophical to the comical, from the scientific theory to mundane events of everyday life. The Throwing Madonna provides a window through which the average person can peer into the elusive world of neurobiology and find greater understanding of the human race.

About the Author

William H. Calvin, Ph.D., is a theoretical neurophysiologist at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of The Atlantic Monthly’s cover story, “The Great Climate Flip-flop”, and of ten books, including The Cerebral Code, How Brains Think, The River that Flows Uphill, The Cerebral Symphony, The Ascent of Mind, and co-author of Conversations with Neil’s Brain and Lingua ex Machina.