|Bibliography, etc. Note:
||Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-642) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
||Part I. A stroke on the cheek. The light trifle of his substance ; Traveling across the face of time ; This race should end with them ; Attagirl -- Part II. Wayward DNA. An evening's revelry ; The sleeping branches ; Individual Z ; Mongrels ; Nine foot high complete ; Ed and Fred -- Part III. The pedigree within. Ex ovo omnia ; Witch's-broom ; Chimeras -- Part IV. Other channels. You, my friend, are a wonderland ; Flowering monsters ; The teachable ape -- Part V. The sun chariot. Yet greatly did he dare ; Orphaned at conception ; The planet's heirs.
||Presents a history of the human understanding of heredity and how it has shaped society, chronicling the transitions brought about by genetic research and making predictions about how evolving understandings are likely to impact the future.