So Human an Animal Author:Rene Dubos "Each human being," says Rene Dubos in this book which won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize, "is unique, unprecedented, unrepeatable." Yet today each of us faces the critical danger of losing this very "humanness" to his mechanized surroundings. Most of us spend our days in a "confusion of concrete and steel," trapped "in the midst of noise, dirt, ugli... more »ness, and absurdity."
Is this the best man can hope for? Is he becoming dehumanized by the conditions of his life? One of the world's most distinguished biologists, Dr. Dubos is deeply troubled by these questions, and concerned that so little is being done to answer them. In SO HUMAN AN ANIMAL, he not only sounds an urgent warning but offers original, important insights into how this trend toward dehumanization can be reversed.
Timely, eloquent, and guided by a deeply humanistic spirit, SO HUMAN AN ANIMAL is one of Rene Dubos' finest books.« less