The Resource The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code, Sam Kean, (electronic resource)

The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code, Sam Kean, (electronic resource)

Label
The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code
Title
The violinist's thumb
Title remainder
and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code
Statement of responsibility
Sam Kean
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In THE VIOLINIST'S THUMB, he explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA. There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists. Kean's vibrant storytelling once again makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species' future"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kean, Sam
Dewey number
572.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH431
LC item number
.K24 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
NLM call number
  • 2012 G-338
  • QU 58.5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human genetics
  • DNA
  • Genetic Phenomena
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Human genetics
Label
The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code, Sam Kean, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-389) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genes, freaks, DNA : how do living things pass down traits to their children? -- The near death of Darwin : why did geneticists try to kill natural selection? -- Them's the DNA breaks : how does nature read -- and misread -- DNA? -- The musical scores of DNA : what kinds of information does DNA store? -- DNA vindication : why did life evolve so slowly -- then explode in complexity? -- The survivors, the livers : what's our most ancient and important DNA? -- The Machiavelli microbe : how much human DNA is actually human? -- Love and atavisms : what genes make mammals mammals? -- Humanzees and other near misses : when did humans break away from monkeys, and why? -- Scarlet A's, C's, G's, and T's : why did humans almost go extinct? -- Size matters : how did humans get such grotesquely large brains? -- The art of the gene : how deep in our DNA is artistic genius? -- The past is prologue -- sometimes : what can (and can't) genes teach us about historical heroes? -- Three billion little pieces : why don't humans have more genes than other species? -- Easy come, easy go? : how come identical twins aren't identical? -- Life as we do (and don't) know it : what the heck will happen now? -- Epilogue : genomics gets personal
Control code
ocn843125405
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 401 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316202985
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00280882
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0FC7E520-3B83-4B52-BA0D-20037EFAB0A5
System control number
(OCoLC)843125405
Label
The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code, Sam Kean, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-389) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genes, freaks, DNA : how do living things pass down traits to their children? -- The near death of Darwin : why did geneticists try to kill natural selection? -- Them's the DNA breaks : how does nature read -- and misread -- DNA? -- The musical scores of DNA : what kinds of information does DNA store? -- DNA vindication : why did life evolve so slowly -- then explode in complexity? -- The survivors, the livers : what's our most ancient and important DNA? -- The Machiavelli microbe : how much human DNA is actually human? -- Love and atavisms : what genes make mammals mammals? -- Humanzees and other near misses : when did humans break away from monkeys, and why? -- Scarlet A's, C's, G's, and T's : why did humans almost go extinct? -- Size matters : how did humans get such grotesquely large brains? -- The art of the gene : how deep in our DNA is artistic genius? -- The past is prologue -- sometimes : what can (and can't) genes teach us about historical heroes? -- Three billion little pieces : why don't humans have more genes than other species? -- Easy come, easy go? : how come identical twins aren't identical? -- Life as we do (and don't) know it : what the heck will happen now? -- Epilogue : genomics gets personal
Control code
ocn843125405
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 401 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316202985
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00280882
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0FC7E520-3B83-4B52-BA0D-20037EFAB0A5
System control number
(OCoLC)843125405

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