Thursday, June 22, 2017

I retired after 39 years and they gave me an old used book

... but it was a rather special book ...



19 comments :

  1. Congratulation on your new endeavors! (whatever they might be)

    Most people at this time in life reflect on their career and their life...

    What do you think the highlight of your long career was? If you don't mind sharing it with us...

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  2. Which publisher and edition? (BTW congrats)

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    1. Book Description: Popular Impression 1902. This popular edition is based on the Sixth edition, with additions & corrections, This edition was the last version that Darwin worked on before he died. Folding chart. Book is very good+ in original green cloth with light rubbing to edges and spine tips. Name to front board top. Contents very good with inscription to endpaper, title page and rear page.

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  3. So did this book belong to George Williams?

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  4. Congrats

    I will miss your annual instalments of exam questions you pose to your students

    Looking forward to your book...

    Best regards

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  5. Congratulations on your retirement or rather on your Professional life.
    I hear all the time, preached too, that THE OLD BOOK is not used as much or in its purest form. !!
    There is a older book on origins they could also of given as a gift.

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  6. Congratulations!

    (I suppose it is a reason to celebrate?)

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  7. Congratulations, I look forward to hearing that retirement will free you more to do the things that really interest you. (I hope to find that too).

    As for the book, its cpoverage of molecular sequence evolution and genome evolution is unfortunately inadequate.

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    1. As for the book, its cpoverage of molecular sequence evolution and genome evolution is unfortunately inadequate.

      Please put "spoiler alert" in front of such comments. Now you ruined the ending for me ... :-)

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    2. Is "cpoverage" anything like "covfefe"?

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    3. There isn't much to add to its treatment of drift though, clearly emphasizing the role of non-darwinian evolution.

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  8. Congratulations Professor Moran.

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  9. John: Yes, off course, "cpoverage" is a deliberate misspelling intended to get everyone talking about my comment.

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  10. Congratulations on your retirement

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  11. I didn't see this entry before... Congratulations! Enjoy the extra time to do what you like most (oh, I'm jealous)

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  12. Congratuations from Norway: I have enjoyed you blog, and especially your style! As for the science, I have done my best to learn what can, but I sorely miss a biological education. My dream was to become a paleontologist but I must confess my fascination with technology got the better of me. Well, what would biology (or any other science) be today without computers?

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