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The gene : an intimate history, by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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The gene : an intimate history
Title
The gene
Title remainder
an intimate history
Statement of responsibility
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the gene begins in earnest in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where Gregor Mendel, a monk working with pea plants, stumbles on the idea of a "unit of heredity." It intersects with Darwin's theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms postwar biology. It invades discourses concerning race and identity and provides startling answers to some of the most potent questions coursing through our political and cultural realms. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, temperament, choice, and free will, thus raising the most urgent questions affecting our personal realms. Above all, the story of the gene is driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds--from Mendel and Darwin to Francis Crick, James Watson, and Rosalind Franklin to the thousands of scientists working today to understand the code of codes. Woven through the book is the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of schizophrenia, a haunting reminder that the science of genetics is not confined to the laboratory but is vitally relevant to everyday lives. The moral complexity of genetics reverberates even more urgently today as we learn to "read" and "write" the human genome--unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children and our children's children.--Adapted from dust jacket
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Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Emperor of All Maladies comes a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information?
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488856
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616/.042
Index
no index present
LC call number
RB155
LC item number
.M85 2016a
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an intimate history
Label
The gene : an intimate history, by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (Pages 869-877)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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 geneticists" 1970-2001 -- "The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 -- Through the looking glass 2001-2015 -- Post-genome 2015-... -- Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda
Control code
20645705
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
881 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410490087
Lccn
2016011417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Physical substance
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn943637145
  • (OCoLC)943637145
Label
The gene : an intimate history, by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (Pages 869-877)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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 geneticists" 1970-2001 -- "The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 -- Through the looking glass 2001-2015 -- Post-genome 2015-... -- Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda
Control code
20645705
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
881 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410490087
Lccn
2016011417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Physical substance
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn943637145
  • (OCoLC)943637145

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