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Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher J P Tarcher
Publication date April 1, 1999
Pages 257
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780874779646
ISBN-10 0874779642
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Summary
Working on the beliefs of Peruvian Indians, the author embarks on a scientific quest that takes him from the Amazonian rain forest to the libraries of Europe in hopes of proving that DNA can conduct knowledge. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.

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from J P Tarcher (April 1, 1998)
9780874779110 | details & prices | 257 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Working from the beliefs of Peruvian Indians, the author seeks to prove that DNA can conduct knowledge
Paperback
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Reprint edition from J P Tarcher (April 1, 1999); titled "Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge"
9780874779646 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Working from the beliefs of Peruvian Indians, the author seeks to prove that DNA can conduct knowledge

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