Chance in the House of Fate

Chance in the House of Fate

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Chance in the House of Fate is about the biggest biology story of the last ten years: the discovery of remarkable family resemblances that unite every living thing in the tree of life, at the level of our genes. Jennifer Ackerman has risen to the occasion with a beautiful meditation on our likenesses, like a poet musing in the small hours after a family reunion.' Jonathan Weiner, author of The Beak of the Finch An award-winning science writer, Jennifer Ackerman explores the ancient cosmos of genes and molecules to discover our profound, often shocking connection with plants and animals. Intelligent, lively and lyrical, this is a magnificent addition both to literature and to science.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 579g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747556822
  • 9780747556824

About Jennifer Ackerman

Jennifer Ackerman lives in Charlotesville, Virginia. She writes for The New York Times and National Geographic and has lectured at Harvard and MIT. Her first book Notes From The Shore was published in 1995.show more

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