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.