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Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turtleback Books
Publication date May 30, 2006
Binding Prebinding
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781417788989
ISBN-10 1417788984
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
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from Harpercollins (February 1, 2000)
9780060194970 | details & prices | 344 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species
Paperback
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1 reprint edition from Perennial (June 1, 2006)
9780060894085 | details & prices | 344 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.
from Harpercollins (October 30, 2000)
9789990220636 | details & prices | List price $0.02
from Harpercollins (October 1, 2000)
9780060932909 | details & prices | 344 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (September 30, 2000)
9780606314152 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $23.50
About: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (May 30, 2006)
9781417788989 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.

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