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  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
    A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (English, Hardback) Adam Rutherford

    This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species?births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001, it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims, and myths. In fact, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes should be read not as instruction manuals, but as epic poems. DNA determines far less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals, but vastly more about us as a species. In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about history, and what history tells us about our genes. From Neanderthals to murder, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics, this is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be.

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  • Creation
    Creation (Paperback) Adam Rutherford

    Tells a story that uses science to explain what life is and where it first came from, offering answers to the very grandest of questions before arriving at a fresh solution.

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  • Creation
    Creation (English, Hardback) Adam Rutherford

    "How scientists are closer than ever to not only uncovering the mystery of how life was created, but to replicating that moment Within the first billion years after this planet formed, a spark of life spontaneously ignited, turning inanimate chemicals into what we now would recognize as a living thing: a cell. Four billion years later, science has catalogued more than a million species. Science...

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    Creation (Hardback) Adam Rutherford

    Tells the story of life - where it came from and where it is going. From interplanetary collisions to the inner-workings of cells and genes, this title offers answers to the very grandest of questions before arriving at a thrilling solution to the detective story of them all.

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    Creation (English, Paperback) Adam Rutherford

    Today's scientists are radically exceeding the boundaries of evolution and engineering entirely novel creatures. Cutting edge ?synthetic biology? may lead to solutions to some of the world's most pressing crises and pave the way for inventions once relegated to science fiction....

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  • Genetics (A Ladybird Expert Book)
    Genetics (A Ladybird Expert Book) (Hardback) Adam Rutherford

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Genetics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the simple code that determines the fate of all living things - DNA. Written by broadcaster and geneticist Adam Rutherford, Genetics breaks down the DNA code - an alphabet of four letters and twenty-one words - that has been passed down from cell to cell for four billion years. You'll learn how...

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