Engineer In The Garden

Engineer In The Garden

by Colin Tudge
     
 

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RHONE-PUOLENC SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE



'The Engineer in the Garden is an engagingly quirky and broadly informed account of modern genetics, heredity and evolution that teems with the latest facts, briskly and brightly conveyed...If you are concerned about the genetic future, you could do no better than to read this

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE RHONE-PUOLENC SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE



'The Engineer in the Garden is an engagingly quirky and broadly informed account of modern genetics, heredity and evolution that teems with the latest facts, briskly and brightly conveyed...If you are concerned about the genetic future, you could do no better than to read this wise and thoughtful book.' Sunday Telegraph



Today we are developing a science that could change the world - for good or ill - more profoundly than ever before. This science of genetics promises - or threatens - nothing less than the creation of life.



Colin Tudge leads the reader gently through the deepest intricacies of genetics. He traces its history. He explores its awesome power and its current applications. And he speculates on its thrilling - or terrifying - future. He has written an essential book for anyone interested in the future of the human race.



'A mammoth task at which he succeeds admirably.'


Economist



'In his excellent account of what we are about to let ourselves in for, Colin Tudge unravels the mysteries of genetic engineering and its applications with great skill.' Daily Telegraph



'Could not be bettered as a popular introduction to genetic knowledge.' Independent on Sunday

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446466988
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
398
File size:
1 MB

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