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Jacob's Ladder The History of the Human Genome

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By: Henry Gee
272 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Jacob's Ladder
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  • Jacob's Ladder ISBN: 9781841157344 Hardback Dec 2004 Out of Print #144136
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The author of Deep Time traces the history of man's search for what brings form from the formless, revealing the extraordinary thinkers and often bizarre experiments involved. From Aristotle to Goethe and Darwin and the eventual discovery of the genome. Not only does the genome show us how each individual is created, but it reveals the evolutionary history of all species.

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Henry Gee is the chief science writer and assistant editor of Nature. He holds a PhD from Cambridge in Zoology and has previously been Regent's Professor at UCLA. He also contributes to Le Monde, El Pais, Die Zeit and has previously written Before the Backbone: Views on the Origin of the Vertebrates (1996) and Deep Time, which is also published by Fourth Estate.

Popular Science Out of Print
By: Henry Gee
272 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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On DEEP TIME:This book will surprise, outrage and delight you -- and make you think.' Jared Diamond'Gee takes the reader inside contemporary palaeontology, from the excitement of a fossil dig with Maeve Leakey to the thousands of carefully stored and catalogued specimens at the Natural History Museum.' New Scientist'As Gee's brilliant analysis shows, viewed afresh, evolution proves a more interesting and exciting -- if more complex -- story than we ever thought.' Scotsman'Deep Time will change the way you think about the history of life. In this passionately argued book, Gee shows how scientific rigour has replaced story-telling in evolutionary history, that takes us on a tour of the field's latest research from Neanderthal genes to feathered dinosaurs and fingered fish. A book whose time is long overdue.' Carl Zimmer, author of At the Water's Edge 'In Deep Time, Henry Gee eloquently and entertainingly explains exactly why this revolution in evolution is both interesting and important to our understanding of the past.' Herald'A welcome-indeed essential-antidote to media hype and oversimplified stories about evolution, genetics, and the fossil record. If you want to get a glimpse of how evolutionary science really works, this is the book to buy.' Ian Stewart, author of The Collapse of Chaos and Nature's Numbers 'This is a subversive book. Read it only if you want to know how scientists actually do their work, as opposed to the mythology of textbooks and documentaries.' Kevin Padian, University of California

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