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The Resource The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee

The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee

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The gene : an intimate history
Title
The gene
Title remainder
an intimate history
Statement of responsibility
Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee{u2019}s own family{u2014}with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness{u2014}cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation{u2014}from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Thomas Morgan to Crick, Watson and Rosa Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies, zIt{u2019}s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence, accessibility, and compassion{u2026}An extraordinary achievement.y Riveting, revelatory, and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or zwritey the human genome,The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity. This is the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master
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DNLM/DLC
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
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The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee
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http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4E80CC6D-CFE6-4E6D-B9E2-034E617F6B4C
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Families -- "The missing science of heredity" 1865-1935 -- "In the sum of the parts, there are only the parts" 1930-1970 -- "The dreams of geneticits" 1970-2001 -- "The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 -- Through the looking glass 2001-2015 -- Post-genome 2015-... -- Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781476733531
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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4e80cc6d-cfe6-4e6d-b9e2-034e617f6b4c
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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  • Format: Kindle Book
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Label
The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4E80CC6D-CFE6-4E6D-B9E2-034E617F6B4C
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Families -- "The missing science of heredity" 1865-1935 -- "In the sum of the parts, there are only the parts" 1930-1970 -- "The dreams of geneticits" 1970-2001 -- "The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 -- Through the looking glass 2001-2015 -- Post-genome 2015-... -- Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781476733531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4e80cc6d-cfe6-4e6d-b9e2-034e617f6b4c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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