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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
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
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Kean, Sam
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Human genetics
Label
The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code, Sam Kean
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide and questions and topics for discussion
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
17823132
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 401, 10 pages
Isbn
9780316182331
Lccn
2013409089
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code, Sam Kean
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide and questions and topics for discussion
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
17823132
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 401, 10 pages
Isbn
9780316182331
Lccn
2013409089
Other physical details
illustrations

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