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The language of the genes

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WINNER OF THE RHONE-POULENC PRIZE FOR THE BEST SCIENCE BOOK OF 1994 WINNER OF THE YORKSHIRE POST BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD 1994 "Not so much divination as demystification . . . An attempt to bring genetics and evolution more into the public domain. If, for instance, you ever wondered just what genetic engineering is about, here is as good a place as any to discover. Few have Jone's ability to communicate a difficult idea with such humour, clarity, precision and ease. " LAURANCE HURST, 'Times Higher' "Jones is sensitive to the social issues raised by genetics . . . Yet his 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. He interleaves a broad knowledge of biology with considerations of cultural, demographic and - as the title indicates - linguistic history. Based on his 1992 Reith lectures, Jones' book is at once instructive and captivating. " PETER TALLACK, 'London Review of Books' "Trenchant , witty and enlightening . . . Jones' literate and wide-ranging book is an essential sightseer's guide to our own genetic terrain. " PETER TALLACK,' Sunday Telegraph' "This brilliant and witty book . . .is highly literate, and Jones goes a long way to bridging the deepening chasms between the two cultures. Not to know how genes affect us is to ignore a central factor in our lives." LEWIS WOLPERT, 'Daily Mail ' ''Smoothly written and easily read . . . An absorbing and fascinating romp around the world of genetics.'' JOHN GRIBBIN, 'Sunday Times '

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WINNER OF THE RHONE-POULENC PRIZE FOR THE BEST SCIENCE BOOK OF 1994 WINNER OF THE YORKSHIRE POST BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD 1994 "Not so much divination as demystification . . . An attempt to bring genetics and evolution more into the public domain. If, for instance, you ever wondered just what genetic engineering is about, here is as good a place as any to discover. Few have Jone's ability to communicate a difficult idea with such humour, clarity, precision and ease. " LAURANCE HURST, 'Times Higher' "Jones is sensitive to the social issues raised by genetics . . . Yet his 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. He interleaves a broad knowledge of biology with considerations of cultural, demographic and - as the title indicates - linguistic history. Based on his 1992 Reith lectures, Jones' book is at once instructive and captivating. " PETER TALLACK, 'London Review of Books' "Trenchant , witty and enlightening . . . Jones' literate and wide-ranging book is an essential sightseer's guide to our own genetic terrain. " PETER TALLACK,' Sunday Telegraph' "This brilliant and witty book . . .is highly literate, and Jones goes a long way to bridging the deepening chasms between the two cultures. Not to know how genes affect us is to ignore a central factor in our lives." LEWIS WOLPERT, 'Daily Mail ' ''Smoothly written and easily read . . . An absorbing and fascinating romp around the world of genetics.'' JOHN GRIBBIN, 'Sunday Times '

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0006546765
ISBN-13:
9780006546764
Publisher:
Flamingo

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