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    DescriptionArmed with extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley turns his attention to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a thoughtful book about the roots of human behavior.Ridley recounts the hundred years' war between the partisans of nature and nurture to explain how this paradoxical creature, the human being, can be simultaneously free-willed and motivated by instinct and culture. With the decoding of the human genome, we now know that genes not only predetermine the broad structure of the brain, they also absorb formative experiences, react to social cues, and even run memory. They are consequences as well as causes of the will.


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    Title
    The Agile Gene
    Subtitle
    How Nature Turns on Nurture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matt Ridley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060006792
    ISBN 10: 006000679X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, SCI029000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26780
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    DC22: 155.7
    LC classification: QH438.5 .R535 2004
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HarperCollins
    Imprint name
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Publication date
    06 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "An engrossing study of what makes us who we are ... conveyed with insight and style."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)