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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by [Zimmer, Carl]
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[A] panoramic survey of the notion of heredity . . . a guide to what it is, what it means and what comes next . . . [Zimmer's] storytelling is excellent. * Sunday Times * Carl Zimmer takes us from tailless mice to transgenic mice as he charts how humans first understood, then mastered, genetics. -- Books of the Year 2018: Science * The Times * Genetics was once a deeply unfashionable - even suspect area of scientific research. But the subject produced some fine works in 2018, the best of which is the remarkable She Has Her Mother's Laugh. -- Books of 2018 * Prospect * Elegantly written, wittily constructed . . . My science book of the year. -- Robin McKie, 'Best Books of 2018 * Observer * Fascinating . . . The book handles science and cultural history with equal verve and nuance; a rare combination. -- Best thought books of 2018 * Sunday Times * A magnificent work . . . Journalist Zimmer masterfully blends exciting storytelling with first-rate science reporting. His book is as engrossing as it is enlightening. * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * A thoroughly enchanting tour of big questions, oddball ideas, and dazzling accomplishments of researchers searching to explain, manipulate, and alter inheritance. * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * No one unravels the mysteries of science as brilliantly and compellingly as Carl Zimmer, and he has proven it again with She Has Her Mother's Laugh-a sweeping, magisterial book that illuminates the very nature of who we are. -- David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author, award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker, and author of The Lost City of Z She Has Her Mother's Laugh is a superb guide to a subject that is only becoming more important. Along the way, it explains some remarkably complicated science with equally remarkable clarity-a totally impressive job all around. -- Charles C. Mann, author of New York Times bestseller 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus She Has Her Mother's Laugh is at once far-ranging, imaginative, and totally relevant. Carl Zimmer makes the complex science of heredity read like a novel, and explains why the subject has been-and always will be-so vexed. -- Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Pulitzer Prize winner The Sixth Extinction Why do children look like their parents and siblings, but still differ from one another? . . . Engrossing . . . Zimmer's book is an excellent way to get up to speed. * Washington Post * Expansive, engrossing, and often enlightening. * Wired * Extraordinary . . . This book is Zimmer at his best: obliterating misconceptions about science with gentle prose. * New York Review of Books * Zimmer is a born story-teller. Or is he an inherited story-teller? The inspiring and heartbreaking stories in She Has Her Mother's Laugh build a fundamentally new perspective on what previous generations have delivered to us, and what we can pass along. An outstanding book and great accomplishment. -- Daniel Levitin, author of This is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind She Has Her Mother's Laugh is a masterpiece - a career-best work from one of the world's premier science writers, on a topic that literally touches every person on the planet. -- Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes This is cutting-edge stuff that could be heavy-going except that it is written by Carl Zimmer, one of our best science journalists . . . He makes complex topics accessible with his sparkling storytelling and beautiful writing . . . If you want to . . . know where the DNA revolution is headed, you can't do better than this book, which is a joy to read. * Evening Standard * She Has Her Mother's Laugh is packed full of learning, and years of work . . . The book offers clear insights into a fast-moving area, and asks big questions. Scientists can eradicate diseases, alter DNA and change human heredity. Should they? What could be at stake if they get it wrong? * Guardian * Fascinating . . . Absorbing . . . Deftly persuasive. * Observer * Nuanced, entertaining and balances eloquent story-telling with well-researched science . . . Anyone interested in their path through history, and what they may hand on, will find much to excite them. -- Book of the Week * New Scientist * Beautifully written . . . [A] grand and sweeping book. * The Times *

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2882 KB
  • Print Length: 777 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan (12 June 2018)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07BKQPYDQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,133 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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