The Logic of Life
A History of Heredity
François Jacob
Translated by Betty E. Spillmann


In The Logic of Life François Jacob looks at the way our understanding of biology has changed since the sixteenth century. He describes four fundamental turning points in the perception of the structure of living things: the discoveries of the functions of organs, cells, chromosomes and genes, and DNA.

François Jacob, a Nobel Prize laureate in medicine, is one of the leading molecular biologists of our era.