Readers unfamiliar with the jargon of genetic research needn't fear; Ridley provides a quick, clear guide to the few words and concepts he must use to translate hard science into English. His writing is informal, relaxed, and playful, guiding the reader so effortlessly through our 23 chromosomes that by the end we wish we had more. He believes that the Human Genome Project will be as world-changing as the splitting of the atom; if so, he is helping us prepare for exciting times--the hope of a cure for cancer contrasts starkly with the horrors of newly empowered eugenicists. Anyone interested in the future of the body should get a head start with the clever, engrossing Genome. --Rob Lightner
the book was in excellent condition as promised amd arrived faster than had been offered. totaly satisfiedPublished on Sept. 12 2009 by Viktoria Reuter
I picked up this book in a book buying frenzy this past summer. I am in my last year of a degree in biology, so to me this book was from the outset inherently interesting. Read morePublished on Dec 10 2004 by Sabina82
this was a great book to read because it is a compilation of vignettes. it's easy to read one or two in a sitting and then let it rest for a day, a week or a month. Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by J. F Treml
I'm currently a 9th grade student and find the DNA, RNA, etc. reviews extremely fascinating. I picked up this book and found it a wonderful read. Read morePublished on March 25 2004 by dfgsggdfs
I got this thinking I'd get a nice airplane read out of it, maybe learn something. I've got a bioscience background.
It's quite varied. Read more
The study of the genome compares with, though greatly exceeds, one of the greatest technological advancements of in human history, one which took us from the age of faith to the... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by Eugene A Jewett
Matt Ridley presents some of the recent findings of molecular biologists in a language that we can all understand. There are approximately 23 chapters, and an Introduction. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2003 by Godfrey T. Degamo
This is the first book by Matt Ridley that I've read; it encourages me to read his other works.
The approach is quite effective - each chromosome gets 10-15 pages, so its... Read more
This book is wonderfully written. Ridley is able to take an extremely gargantuan, not to mention complicated, subject and make it understandably compact for the readers who are not... Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by Shasta M. Lewis