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Having trouble deciphering your genetic code? Do dominant genes make you feel recessive? Let reigning nonfiction cartoonist Larry Gonick and microbiologist Mark Wheelis ease your way through Mendelian genetics, molecular biology, and the basics of genetic engineering. Gonick's drawings range from a moderately detailed look at ribosomes in action to loony pictures of dancing scientists, talking peas, and opinionated fruit flies. Matthew Meselson, co-discoverer of the "one gene-one protein" principle, says, "it puts textbooks to shame"--and he's right. --Mary Ellen Curtin
"If you can't learn Mendelian genetics from this text, I guess you never will." -- -- New Scientist
"It puts textbooks to shame." -- -- Matthew Meselson, Professor of Biology, Harvard Univercity
I purchased this book to review the basics of genetics, mostly to be able to sound more knowledgeable than my pre-med significant other. Read morePublished on June 24 2003 by DCpostdoc
This piece of junk found its way to my garbage can not long after buying it. I've had great success with the "For Dummies" series in acquiring computer application... Read morePublished on June 1 2003 by Marc Cenedella
this is a pretty good book that covers the basics, but I would never confuse this with a textbook. I would have to disagree with the assertion that it "puts all textbooks to... Read morePublished on May 29 2003 by medlabtech
This book is just another of Larry Gonick's successes in books. After borrowing a couple of his books I decided to buy most of his publications. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2002 by Marco Ruiz
This book was written in 1983 to present an interesting and unintimidating approach to explaining Mendelian genetics, interspersing humor with history and simplifying some of the... Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2001 by Jim Carson
I loved this book. It was so much fun. I'm a medical school student and I just finished a Cell Biology class. Read morePublished on July 6 2001 by Ivi