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The gene : an intimate history

by Mukherjee, Siddhartha,

Format: Large Print 2016
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Large Print Books RB155.M85 2016a
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CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books RB155.M85 2016a CL16159
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Large Print Books RB155.M85 2016a
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction LP 616.042 MUKHERJEE
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Northland Public Library Large Print 616.042 M89
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A #1 New York Times BestsellerA New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the YearA Pulitzer Prize-winning AuthorWeaving science, social history, and personal narrative, Siddhartha Mukherjee tells the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, animating the quest to understand human heredity and its influence on our lives, personalities, fates, and choices.
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"
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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
Series Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Subjects Mukherjee, Siddhartha -- Family -- Health.
Buck, Carrie, -- 1906-1983.
Genetics -- History.
Medical ethics -- History.
Large type books.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich. :2016
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 881 pages (large print) : illustration ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-877) and index.
ISBN 9781410490087
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