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The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of ... Read More

Kean, Sam.(Author).

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Prince Rupert Library 572. 8 Kean (Text) 33294001833086 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316182317 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 0316182311 (hc.)
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 401 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2012.

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Includes bibliographical references [p. 385-389] ... Read More
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Genes, freaks, DNA : how do living things pass ... Read More
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Sam Kean explores the wonders of the magical ... Read More
Subject: Human genetics -- Miscellanea
Summary: Sam Kean explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA. 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.
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