Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley

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The most important investigation of genetic science since The Selfish Gene, from the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling The Red Queen and The Origins of Virtue.
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The most important investigation of genetic science since The Selfish Gene, from the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling The Red Queen and The Origins of Virtue. The genome is our 100,000 or so genes. The genome is the collective recipe for the building and running of the human body. These 100,000 genes are sited across 23 pairs of chromosomes. Genome, a book of about 100,000 words, is divided into 23 chapters, a chapter for each chromosome. The first chromosome, for example, contains our oldest genes, genes which we have in common with plants. By looking at our genes we can see the story of our evolution, what makes us individual, how our sexuality is determined, how we acquire language, why we are vunerable to certain diseases, how mind has arisen. Genome also argues for the genetic foundations of free will. While many believe that genetics proves biological determinism, Ridley will show that in fact free will is itself in the genes. Everything that makes us human can be read in our genes. Early in the next century we will have determined the function of every one of these 100,000 genes.

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SKU GOR001230039
Title Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Author By (author) Matt Ridley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 185702835X
ISBN 13 9781857028355
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Aventis Prizes for Science Books: General Prize 2000. Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2000.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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The most important investigation of genetic science since The Selfish Gene, from the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling The Red Queen and The Origins of Virtue. The genome is our 100,000 or so genes. The genome is the collective recipe for the building and running of the human body. These 100,000 genes are sited across 23 pairs of chromosomes. Genome, a book of about 100,000 words, is divided into 23 chapters, a chapter for each chromosome. The first chromosome, for example, contains our oldest genes, genes which we have in common with plants. By looking at our genes we can see the story of our evolution, what makes us individual, how our sexuality is determined, how we acquire language, why we are vunerable to certain diseases, how mind has arisen. Genome also argues for the genetic foundations of free will. While many believe that genetics proves biological determinism, Ridley will show that in fact free will is itself in the genes. Everything that makes us human can be read in our genes. Early in the next century we will have determined the function of every one of these 100,000 genes.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR001230039
Title Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Author By (author) Matt Ridley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 185702835X
ISBN 13 9781857028355
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Aventis Prizes for Science Books: General Prize 2000. Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2000.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No