The Cartoon Guide to Genetics

The Cartoon Guide to Genetics

Book rating: 04 Paperback Cartoon Guide

By (author) Larry Gonick, By (author) Mark Wheelis, Illustrated by Larry Gonick

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 8mm | 306g
  • Publication date: 14 August 1991
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062730991
  • ISBN 13: 9780062730992
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: cartoons, index
  • Sales rank: 43,471

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Have you ever asked yourself: Are spliced genes the same as mended Levis? Watson and Crick? Aren't they a team of British detectives? Plant sex? Can they do that? Is Genetic Mutation the name of one of those heavy metal bands? Asparagine? Which of the four food groups is that in? Then you need The Cartoon Guide to Genetics to explain the important concepts of classical and modern genetics-it's not only educational, it's funny too!

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Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain math, history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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By KEVIN SOO 16 Jul 2009 4

was ok, quiet an easy read, for the price it is worth it.

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"If you can't learn Mendelian genetics from this text, I guess you never will."-- "New Scientist"It puts textbooks to shame."-- Matthew Meselson, Professor of Biology, Harvard Univercity