The Gene: An Intimate History [Audiobook] download free by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Gene: An Intimate History Audiobook download free by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Listen audiobook: The Gene: An Intimate History
  • Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Release date: 2016/1/7
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Audiobooks
  • ISBN: 9781508211389
  • Rating: 7.8 of 10
  • Votes: 251
  • Review by: Drake Ledbetter
  • Review rating: 7.99 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/8
  • Duration: 2H3M32S in 256 kbps (32.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-10
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WMA Lossless, MP3, WMA, AIFF, FLAC, MPEG4, WAV (compression TAR.BZ2, RAR, CBC, 7Z, ZIP, LZO)
  • Total pages original book: 164
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 15M15S (3.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies-a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to 'read' and 'write' our own genetic information? The extraordinary Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee's own family-with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness-cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation-from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Thomas Morgan to Crick, Watson and Rosa Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies, 'It's hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence, accessibility, and compassion...An extraordinary achievement.' Riveting, revelatory, and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or 'write' the human genome, The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity. This is the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Genetics (non-medical), Medical Genetics, History Of Science, Diseases & Disorders, Classical History / Classical Civilisation, Society & Culture: General, History Of Medicine
  • Download servers: FreakShare, Waistra, BitShare, Microsoft OneDrive, Rapidgator.net, 4Shared. Compressed in TAR.BZ2, RAR, CBC, 7Z, ZIP, LZO
  • Format: Cd-Audio
  • Approximate value: 44.33 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x150x41mm
  • Weight: 454g
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