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The gene : an intimate history

by Mukherjee, Siddhartha,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 40 Libraries 40 of 45 copies
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 616.042 Mukh
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Summary
The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller
The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies --a fascinating history of the gene and "a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick" ( Elle ).

"Sid Mukherjee has the uncanny ability to bring together science, history, and the future in a way that is understandable and riveting, guiding us through both time and the mystery of life itself." -Ken Burns

"Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History , in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost " ( The New York Times ). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.

"Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories...[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry" ( The Washington Post ). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee's own family--with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness--reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation--from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome.

"A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are--and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future" ( Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ), The Gene is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. " The Gene is a book we all should read" ( USA TODAY ).
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* How do you take the basic building block of humanity and explore the towering edifices and entire disciplines it has fostered over the years since the gene or at least the idea of it first became known to man? If you're Mukherjee (The Laws of Medicine, 2015), a Pulitzer-winning writer and physician, you distill the ideas down to something relatable, in this case, family. A cousin relegated to a mental institution in India because of schizophrenia leads Mukherjee into an astute and detailed exploration of the many facets of the gene. Comparisons to Mukherjee's prizewinning biography of cancer, The Emperor of All Maladies (2010), are bound to be made, especially since the author himself shares that he wanted to illuminate what normalcy looks like before a cell tips into malignancy. The sheer panorama of topics covered from Mendel's experiments to Darwin, eugenics, the Human Genome Project, and cloning, as he dissects each and every aspect of the gene can get dizzying, and the periodic allusions to Mukherjee's family can feel belabored. But there is no doubt that this compelling volume will be the last word on the subject, at least until the next breakthrough in this endlessly fascinating field of science. Highly recommended. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Following Ken Burns' documentary film based on his book about cancer, Mukherjee remains in the spotlight as a top medical writer, and his ambitious new book will be strongly promoted with a national tour and media campaign.--Apte, Poornima Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Veteran voice actor Boutsikaris's talents are on full display in the audio edition of the latest from oncologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mukherjee. He uses vocal flexibility to stress phrases, words, and even syllables to illuminate the grand tale of how scientists have come to understand the role genes play in human development, behavior, and physiology. Boutsikaris has such control of grammatical structure that every sentence, no matter the length, is clear, and he includes frequent transitional pauses that help the listener retain focus all the way through Mukherjee's complex but fascinating narrative, chronicling breakthroughs in the quest to understand human heredity, from the work of Darwin and Mendel to current research in the field of genetics. A Scribner hardcover. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Heredity.
Genetics -- History.
Genes.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language English
Description xi, 592 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-554) and index.
ISBN 9781476733500
1476733503
9781476733524
147673352X
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