The astonishing hypothesis. The scientific search for the soul. (with) What mad pursuit. A personal view of scientific discovery. New York Scribner's Sons; Basic Books 1994; 1988
8vo. xiv, 317, ; xiii, [i] I: Original publisher's cloth; dust wrapper in perfect condition. Signed by the author on the title page; II: Soft cover. Signed by the author on the title page. $2,500.00
I: First edition of Crick's search for the answer to the meaning of consciousness. Though his focus is the human brain and the neurobiology of vision, his purpose is to discover why humans might be different from other animals, "challenging the very foundations of current scientific, philosophical, and religious thought."
II: First edition in paper covers. Crick's story of the road to the discovery of DNA and his follow-up work as the father of molecular biology.
Crick (1916-2004) was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the nature of DNA.