The Gene
Score: 4
From 347 Ratings

The Gene


  • Author : Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476733531


The Gene Book Description :

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (Elle). "Sid Mukherjee has the uncanny ability to bring together science, history, and the future in a way that is understandable and riveting, guiding us through both time and the mystery of life itself." –Ken Burns “Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate ...

The Gene
Score: 4
From 340 Ratings

The Gene


  • Author : Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-06-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448181162


The Gene Book Description :

Selected as a Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Economist, Independent, Observer and Mail on Sunday THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 ‘Dramatic and precise... [A] thrilling and comprehensive account of what seems certain to be the most radical, controversial and, to borrow from the subtitle, intimate science of our time... He is a natural storyteller... A page-turner... Read this book and steel yourself for what comes next’ Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history, from bestselling, prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee. Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher ...

The Gene
Score: 4
From 340 Ratings

The Gene


  • Author : Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789386057051


The Gene Book Description :

Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. The story of the gene begins in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856, where a monk stumbles on the idea of a ‘unit of heredity’. It intersects with Darwin’s theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms post-war biology. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, temperament, choice and free will. Above all, this is a story driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds–from Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel to Francis Crick, James Watson and Rosalind Franklin, and the thousands of scientists still working...

The Selfish Gene
Score: 4.5
From 76 Ratings

The Selfish Gene


  • Author : Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0192860925


The Selfish Gene Book Description :

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit...

The Gene
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Gene


  • Author : Ted Everson
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0313334498


The Gene Book Description :

A history of the science of genetics discusses its roots in heredity, the discovery of DNA, the Human Genome Project, the applications of genetic work, and the controversy surrounding genetic engineering....

The Search for the Gene

The Search for the Gene


  • Author : Bruce Wallace
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0801499674


The Search for the Gene Book Description :

From Gregor Mendel's experiments on garden peas to the mammoth Human Genome Project of today--how did we get where we are in the science of genetics? In this intriguing book, Bruce Wallace examines the concept of the gene and recounts the history of genetic research, providing a concise transition from genetics to modern molecular biology....

Exploding the Gene Myth
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Exploding the Gene Myth


  • Author : Ruth Hubbard
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0807004316


Exploding the Gene Myth Book Description :

How Genetic Information Is Produced and Manipulated by Scientists, Physicians, Employers, Insurance Companies, Educators, and Law EnforcersWith a new Preface"With their rich array of citations and examples . . . [Hubbard and Wald] show how the marriage of science and business . . . has created that most treacherous of American progeny: commerce masquerading as human liberation."-Daniel Callahan, The New York Times Book Review...

The Laws of Medicine
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Laws of Medicine


  • Author : Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476784854


The Laws of Medicine Book Description :

Essential, required reading for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine—and how understanding these principles can empower us all. Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr. Mukherjee to ask himself an urgent, fundamental question: Is medicine a “science”? Sciences must have laws—statements of truth based on repeated experiments that describe some universal attribute of nature. But does medicine have l...

Summary and Analysis of The Gene  An Intimate History

Summary and Analysis of The Gene An Intimate History


  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-12-13
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504043380


Summary and Analysis of The Gene An Intimate History Book Description :

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Gene tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, The Gene is a rigorously scientific, broadly historical, and candidly perso...

The Spirit in the Gene
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Spirit in the Gene


  • Author : Reg Morrison
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0801436516


The Spirit in the Gene Book Description :

In an imaginative, richly illustrated work, an Australian photojournalist argues that humans' unique capacity for spirituality has led to their dominance over the earth and such problems as overpopulation and the deterioration of the environment. UP....