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

Authors: Kean, Sam.
Call number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Publication date: 2012.
Subject: Human genetics -- Miscellanea.
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Title: The violinist's thumb [electronic resource] : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code / Sam Kean.
Physical description: 1 online resource
Notes: Electronic book.
Electronic reproduction. New York Little, Brown and Company 2012 Available via World Wide Web.
Summary note: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Genre: Electronic books.
Local subject: Downloadable e-books.
Added author: OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9780316202985 (electronic bk.)
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1447618
Bib No.: 1447618

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