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The Serpent's Promise The Bible Retold as Science

Popular Science
By: Steve Jones(Author)
446 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Abacus
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  • The Serpent's Promise ISBN: 9780349123486 Paperback mass-market paperback Apr 2014 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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  • The Serpent's Promise ISBN: 9781408702864 Paperback trade paperback May 2013 Out of Print #210969
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Steve Jones' new book rewrites the Bible it in the light of modern science. Are we all descended from a single couple, a real-life Adam and Eve? Was the Bible's great flood really a memory of the end of the Ice Age? Will we ever get back to Methuselah given that British life expectancy is still rising by six hours a day, every day?

Many people deny the power of faith, many more the power of science. In this ground-breaking work, geneticist Steve Jones explores their shared mysteries – from the origins of life and humankind to sex, age, death and the end of the universe. He steps aside from the noisy debate between believers and unbelievers to show how the same questions preoccupy us today as in biblical times – and that science offers many of the answers. Erudite and accessible, The Serpent's Promise is a witty and thoughtful account of the ability and the limits of science to tell us what we are.

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Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College London and the president of the Galton Institute. He delivered the BBC Reith Lectures in 1991, appears frequently on radio and television and is a regular columnist for the Daily Telegraph.

Popular Science
By: Steve Jones(Author)
446 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Abacus
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"Jones is a master storyteller"
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