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Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body By Armand Marie Leroi

Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body
by Armand Marie Leroi

Full of fascinating and bizarre cases of genetic mutation and irregularity, `Mutants' is an amazing exploration of the human form in all its beautiful and unique guises.

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Full of fascinating and bizarre cases of genetic mutation and irregularity, `Mutants' is an amazing exploration of the human form in all its beautiful and unique guises. Why are most of us born with one nose, two legs, ten fingers and twenty-four ribs - and some of us not? Why do most of us stop growing in our teens - while others just keep going? Why do some us have heads of red hair - and others no hair at all? The human genome, we are told, makes us what we are. But how? Armand Marie Leroi takes us to the extremes of human mutation - from the grotesque to the beautiful, and often both at the same time - to explain how we become what we are. Through the tales of long-lived Croatian dwarves, ostrich-footed Wadoma tribesmen, sex-changing French convent girls, and many more wonders of human development, Leroi has written a brilliant narrative account of our genetic grammar and people whose bodies have revealed it.

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GOR001109298
Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body
Armand Marie Leroi
Used - Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2005-05-03
464
0006531644
9780006531647
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.