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The Resource The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code, Sam Kean

The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code, Sam Kean

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The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code
Title
The violinist's thumb
Title remainder
and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code
Statement of responsibility
Sam Kean
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In THE VIOLINIST'S THUMB, he explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA. There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists. Kean's vibrant storytelling once again makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species' future"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kean, Sam
Dewey number
572.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH431
LC item number
.K24 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetics
  • Human genetics
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
Label
The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code, Sam Kean
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 401 pages
Isbn
9780316182317
Lccn
2012007029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2012007029
Label
The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code, Sam Kean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 401 pages
Isbn
9780316182317
Lccn
2012007029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2012007029

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