SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (PRWEB) January 29, 2016
World-renowned scientist Karl Maramorosch shares the first 100 years of his life in his new memoir, “The Thorny Road to Success: A Memoir” (published by iUniverse). The story of his life and travels, he recalls experiences in World War II, his immigration to the United States, and his 60-plus year scientific career that netted him the Wolf Prize in Agriculture and two Fulbright awards.
From Austria to China and the United States to India, Maramorosch covers his many travels, experiences, hardships and adventures throughout the world. It is a story of enduring optimism and perseverance even in the face of the ravages of war, the horrors of concentration camps and the pressures of scientific discovery.
In spite of his numerous accomplishments in science, Maramorosch believes his most significant contribution “has been stimulating international collaboration. I consider that there is one language that we have in common, and that is the language of science, that can bring all people together,” he says.
Including over 200 photos from his life, Maramorosch hopes readers will enjoy this glimpse into a long and successful life, despite the thorns that got in the way.
“The Thorny Road to Success”
By Karl Maramorosch
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 810 pages | ISBN 9781491754115
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 810 pages | ISBN 9781491754108
E-Book | 810 pages | ISBN 9781491754092
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Karl Maramorosch was born in Vienna in 1915 and, in 1939, he and his wife, Irene, fled to Romania. They spent four years in Polish refugee camps and were in Soviet-occupied Romania until October 1946, before coming to the United States in January 1947 on an immigration visa where the inseparable couple refused to let the past stop them from forging ahead. Maramorosch began a scientific career of accomplishment and notoriety that spanned more than 60 years. He has won the Wolf Prize in Agriculture and two Fulbright awards. Maramorosch currently lives in Sherman Oaks, Calif., with his daughter where he continues to edit “Advances in Virus Research.”
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