If you've ever wondered just what genetic engineering is about, here is as good a place as any to discover. Sensitive to the social issues raised by genetics, Steve Jones' interest reaches beyond contemporary social issues to the human past, to what genetics can and cannot tell us about our evolution and patterns of social development. Interleaving a broad knowledge of biology with considerations of cultural, demographic and linguistic history, this book is at once instructive and captivating and goes a long way to bridge the deepening chasm between the two cultures.
Winner of the Rhone-Poulenc Prize for the Best Science Book of 1994
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 1994
- 129 x 196mm