Saturday, 1 March 2008

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters… by Matt Ridley


A tour of various lines of evidence in the now huge subject of genetics and evolutionary biology. The book uses the human genome and our chromosome structure as scaffolding and hangs a wide range of fascinating anecdotes from it.

Written for the layman in a clear and witty tone. Eloquent and simple, not an easy trick to pull off.

Find out more about yourself. This book dispels many of the over-hyped scare-mongering myths in a simple and easy to understand way.

A great first read from this author for me - he is now on my "read all this guy's books" list.

4.5 out of 5 stars.

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