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The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date July 1, 2004
Pages 326
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060006792
ISBN-10 006000679X
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $13.99
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A historical analysis of the nature-versus-nurture debate documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior. Originally published as Nature Via Nurture. Reprint. (view table of contents)
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Armed with extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley turns his attention to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a thoughtful book about the roots of human behavior.

Ridley recounts the hundred years' war between the partisans of nature and nurture to explain how this paradoxical creature, the human being, can be simultaneously free-willed and motivated by instinct and culture. With the decoding of the human genome, we now know that genes not only predetermine the broad structure of the brain, they also absorb formative experiences, react to social cues, and even run memory. They are consequences as well as causes of the will.



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9780060006792 | details & prices | 326 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $13.99
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