Genetics

A Beginner's Guide

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About The Book

With genetics and genetic engineering receiving almost daily coverage in the media, this book is an introduction for general readers who wish to know more about a science that is changing our world. Starting with the history of genetics, from primitive breeding programmes to Mendel's Law, and moving on to a full explanation of genetics and its role in our future, this is a comprehensive survey of genetics past, present and future.

About The Authors

Burton Guttman is a Professor of Biology at The Evergreen State College, Washington, USA.

David Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, Canada; Tara Cullis taught at Harvard University for five years, and is an expert on science and social issues.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (November 1, 2002)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780740232

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"Written in an accessible way, with a most interesting discussion of the field developed throughout history. There are wonderful and eclectic references to literature and the mythologies of ancient cultures."

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"What will make this book so interesting to the general reader is its emphasis on the societal and historical context of each concept discussed. All in all, an excellent resource. Highly recommended!"

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