The Resource The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee

The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee

Label
The gene : an intimate history
Title
The gene
Title remainder
an intimate history
Statement of responsibility
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Creator
Author
Subject
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, “It{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.” 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 “write” 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
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Dewey number
616/.042
Index
index present
LC call number
RB155
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QU 475
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetics
  • Heredity
  • Genes
Label
The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 592 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781476733524
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2015039962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • sky278767864
  • (OCoLC)925266474
  • 920249
Label
The gene : an intimate history, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 592 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781476733524
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2015039962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • sky278767864
  • (OCoLC)925266474
  • 920249

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