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Popular Features. New Releases. Description Foreword by Alfred G. Fischer "He demonstrates how the pondering of seemingly small questions Dr Vermeij is a leading authority on molluscs who travels the world in pursuit of his calling. With vivid description, readers can see what Dr. Vermeij sees in a collection of works that spans decades, including his autobiography, Privileged Hands. Vermeij lost his vision at age three and spent his childhood in the Netherlands, where he collected and studied pinecones, rocks, stones, and leaves from his own backyard.
At age ten, the Vermeijs returned to the states, and Dr.
Vermeij completed his primary education in New Jersey. Vermeij has studied at Princeton and Yale and researched at the University of Maryland College Park, where he received his first professorship. Currently Dr. In his personal life, Dr.
Vermeij is blessed with a wife and daughter. His wife, Edith Zipser, is a fellow biologist he met at Yale through his studies. They have one daughter, Hermine. One day, Dr. Vermeij--now a 'superhero - to budding blind scientists and youth'--will leave his legacy that blind people are the same as sighted, except that they happen to be blind.
And these words to his students and all blind persons will ring true for generations to come:.
Love your subject, be prepared to work hard, don't be discouraged by the occasional failure, be willing to take risks, get as much basic science and mathematics as you can take and perhaps above all display a reasoned self-confidence without carrying a chip on your shoulder. Skip to main content. You are here Home. Vermeij Biology Dr.
And these words to his students and all blind persons will ring true for generations to come: Love your subject, be prepared to work hard, don't be discouraged by the occasional failure, be willing to take risks, get as much basic science and mathematics as you can take and perhaps above all display a reasoned self-confidence without carrying a chip on your shoulder.