This small but informative book is suitable for a wide audience, including biologists (especially microbiologists), philosophers and historians of science. Because this is also the history of the rising of a modern biology postulate, according to which life comes from life and nothing is generated ex nihilo, it could be of formative value for students of medical and biological topics as well. Paolo Mazzarello, Nature It is a fascinating story. Lewis Wolpert, Times Higher Education Supplement This is an admirable and original book, a convincing case for independent scientific inquiry as an essential civilizing activity, our best weapon for truth against falsehood. Sarah Watkinson, Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Sir Henry Harris is Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford.