The gene an intimate history
|Format:||Book on MP3 Disc 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies|
SummaryThe 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." 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 preference, 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 Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin to Francis Crick, James Watson, and Rosalind Franklin to the thousands of scientists working today to understand the code of codes.
|Publisher|| Solon, Ohio :2016
Playaway Digital Audio, publisher.
Findaway World, LLC, distributor.
Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris.
Title from container.
Previously released by Simon & Schuster, Inc., ℗2016.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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1 audio media player (approximately 19 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.