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Menachems Seed

by Djerassi, Carl A

  • ISBN: 9780820319254
  • ISBN10: 0820319252

Menachems Seed

by Djerassi, Carl A

  • List Price: $21.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publish date: 09/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780820319254
  • ISBN10: 0820319252
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Description: A tale of fertile minds and the politics of fertility

In the compelling new novel Menachem's Seed, Carl Djerassi moves beyond the familiar worlds of laboratory and home to investigate the "tribal culture" of the international science community. The novel's backdrop is a series of conferences, based on the Nobel Prize -- winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, where jet-setting scientists gather to discuss the global implications of their discoveries.

In this setting a man and a woman meet and become lovers. Menachem Dvir, a fiftyish Israeli nuclear engineer, is a married man rendered sterile by his exposure to radiation; Melanie Laidlaw, the American director of a foundation supporting research in reproductive biology, is the childless widow of a prominent scientist. Now in her late thirties, Laidlaw concocts a scheme to steal her lover's sperm in order to determine whether it is suitable for ICSI -- a revolutionary development of the early 1990s involving the injection of a single sperm into an egg for the treatment of male infertility and fully documented in this novel. What happens next is pure Djerassi -- an unpredictable and thrilling page-turner.

Menachem's Seed is the third installment in the renowned chemist's groundbreaking "science-in-fiction" tetralogy, novels that give those of us who are not scientists an enlightening look at the culture and behavior of scientists. Djerassi deals with ethically explosive situations and a woman's command of her own reproductivity with his trademark wit and skill, opening eyes about academic politics, scientific grantsmanship, geopolitical concerns, and science itself.

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