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This is an auction for IN THE BLOOD: GOD, GENES AND DESTINY by Steve Jones.

"Genetics is at the heart of modern science. Genes link the past with the present and contain within themselves the fate of many of those who carry them. Every week there are new and startling discoveries in this, the most wonderful of sciences. And Professor Steve Jones is the best possible guide to the knowledge hidden in our genes. In his thrilling new book, and in the BBC TV series that accompanies it, he asks what really is 'in the blood' – and just what that means. Blood has always tied families and nations together. The idea that human destiny is inborn and descends from ancestors who died generations ago long predates the rise of science. The Old Testament was the first genetics textbook of all: and the idea of inheritance is so powerful that its study was banned in the Soviet Union for thirty years. Today, genetics has a unique fascination but mystifies many – 'In the Blood' makes things clear. Steve Jones explains why sex and taxes are the same thing, how racism has changed its name and why the debate about 'criminal genes' is the same as that which led to the Reformation. 'In the Blood' shows how genetics is coming uncomfortably close to the questions asked by philosophy, theology and even politics. It deals with issues of fate, of life and of death."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Professor Steve Jones was born in Wales, educated in Scotland and lives in London. He is Professor of Genetics at the Galton Laboratory at University College London.

Large format paperback 1996.

302 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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