Mutants by Armand Marie Leroi audiobook

Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body

By Armand Marie Leroi
Read by Nigel Patterson

9.36 Hours 05/07/2019 Unabridged
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Stepping effortlessly from myth to cutting-edge science, Mutants gives a brilliant narrative account of our genetic code and the captivating people whose bodies have revealed it—a French convent girl who found herself changing sex at puberty; children who, echoing Homer's Cyclops, are born with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads; a village of long-lived Croatian dwarves; one family, whose bodies were entirely covered with hair, was kept at the Burmese royal court for four generations and gave Darwin one of his keenest insights into heredity. This elegant, humane, and engaging book "captures what we know of the development of what makes us human" (Nature).

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Stepping effortlessly from myth to cutting-edge science, Mutants gives a brilliant narrative account of our genetic code and the captivating people whose bodies have revealed it—a French convent girl who found herself changing sex at puberty; children who, echoing Homer's Cyclops, are born with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads; a village of long-lived Croatian dwarves; one family, whose bodies were entirely covered with hair, was kept at the Burmese royal court for four generations and gave Darwin one of his keenest insights into heredity. This elegant, humane, and engaging book "captures what we know of the development of what makes us human" (Nature).

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Author Bio: Armand Marie Leroi

Author Bio: Armand Marie Leroi Armand Marie Leroi, in addition to many technical articles on evolutionary and developmental biology, has written for the London Review of Books and Times Literary Supplement. He was appointed Reader in Evolutionary Developmental Biology at Imperial College and, in 2001, was awarded the Scientist for the New Century medal by the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 9.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English