N. J. Berrill

  • The Roots of Human Nature

    N. J. Berrill, a zoologist now leaching at Swarthmore, is the author of several hooks, including JOURNEY INTO WONDER, SEX AND THE NATURE OF THINGS,and MAN’S EMERGING MIND.Here he discusses the similarities between men and monkeys, and the new evidence that the apes are our contemporaries, not our ancestors.

  • Aging and Everyman

    In some sense, soys zoologist N. J. Her rill, aging begins before birth and is a quality of those processes ire call development and growth. Self-renewal, whether of body cells or of the mind, is the source of youth and serves to postpone the end of ereryman’s life.

  • Living Clocks

    Plants and animals have long given evidence that they can keep time, but do they possess an internal biological clock, or are they merely responding to the cosmic rhythms of the external world? N.J. BERRILLis professor of zoology at McGill University and the author of several books, includingJOURNEY INTO WONDER, SEX AND THE NATURE OF THINGS,andMAN’S EMERGING MIND.

  • Our Gamble in Space: The Search for Life

    Following the challenge of Sputnik, President Eisenhower in 1958 established NASA, the civilian space agency. After the Russians put the first man into orbit in their Vostok I, President Kennedy, warmly supported by Congress, embarked on an all-out space program. In the two years which hare intervened, some of us have had second thoughts. What are the long-range objectives? Why should we land on the moon? What are the military threats in space? And what are the costs? These four aspects of our most portentous adventure in this century are here examined in depth, and the first contributor is the eminent Canadian biologist and author N. J. BERRILL, professor of zoology at McGill University.

  • The Shifty Earth

    Modern science has penetrated the mysteries of space, but the nature of the earth’s depths remains to be explored. N. J. BERRILL here gives us an account of the theories thus far advanced by geologists and biologists regarding our changing planet. Mr. Berrill is professor of zoology at McGill University and the author of several books, includingJOURNEY INTO WONDER, SEX AND THE NATURE OF THINGS,andMAN’S EMERGING MIND.

  • The Lost Planet

    “Metallic meteorites, says N. J. BERRILL,have long puzzled mankind. Stony ones have not always been recognized. Now we can add a third hind, the small glass meteorites known as tektites found scattered over wide areas of the Australian desert and various other naked regions of the earth. What are they made of, and by what means could they have become what they are? The answer seems to point to a planet that once existed not too far away but no longer exists.” Professor of Zoology at McGill University, Mr. Berrill is the author of several books, including Journey Into Wonder, Sex and the Nature of Things, and Man’s Emerging Mind.

  • The Menace of Radiation

    Radioactive fall-out from test explosions of atomic bombs has made clear to Americans that nuclear warfare would mean annihilation of large areas. Less well understood is the fact that leakage of radioactive materials resulting from careless operation of atomic power plants and other peacetime uses of nuclear energy can be just as deadly. For a sober review of the facts about radiation we turn to N. J. BERRILL, Professor of Zoology at McGill University. A leading embryologist and specialist in marine biology, Professor Berrill is the author of several books, including Journey into Wonder, Sex and the Nature of Things, and Man’s Emerging Mind, which will be published this fall by Dodd, Mead.

  • The Virgin Egg

    The development of a living active organism from a seemingly inert egg, while you watch and wait, is a miracle that never palls,” writes N. J. BERRILL, Professor of Zoology at McGill University. Atlantic readers will rememberDetectives of Time” which Mr. Berrill wrote for the July issue, and his book Journey into Wonder, an account of the explorations of the great naturalists, of which we printed three chapters last year. The following article is taken from his new book, Sex and the Nature of Things, to be published soon by Dodd, Mead.

  • Darwin and the Islands of Evolution

    A Canadian who writes of the natural world with scientific accuracy and the pull of humor, N. J. BERRILL, Professor of Zoology at McGill University, is the author of The Living Tide, which was published last year. He is now working on his new book. Journey into Wonder, an account of the voyages and explorations of the great naturalists, which Dodd, Mead will publish this autumn. This is the third of three articles which the Atlantic has selected from Journey into Wonder.

  • The Sea in the Jungle

    A Canadian who writes of the natural world with scientific accuracy and the pull of humor, N. J. BERRILL,Professor of Zoology at McGill University, is the author of The Living Tide, which was published last year. He is now working on his new book, Journey into Wonder, an account of the voyages and explorations of the great naturalists, which Dodd, Mead will publish this autumn. His chapter on the Emperor Penguins appeared in the July Atlantic: the article which follows describes Alexander von Humboldt’s trip through the Venezuelan jungles.

  • The Emperor Penguins

    A Canadian who writes of the natural world with scientific accuracy and the pull of humor, N. J. BERRILL, Professor of Zoology at McGill University, is the author of The Living Tide, which was published last year. He is now working on his new book, Journey into Wonder, an account of the voyages and explorations of the great naturalists, which Dodd, Mead will publish this autumn and from which the Atlantic will select three installments.