The Genius within

The Genius within : Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing

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Wherever there's life, there's intelligence; Dr Frank Vertosick explains the cleverness of the smallest living things, including germs, cells, and antibodies. A gifted writer, Vertosick shows us that intelligence - the ability to react to the outside world, to change behaviour, to survive - can be found wherever life exists. He demonstrates the keen intelligence of our immune system, how lowly bacteria mutate and outwit antibiotics, and how canny cancer cells elude our natural defences.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 163.6 x 237.7 x 29.5mm | 644.11g
  • Harcourt Brace International
  • Orlando, United States
  • English
  • 0151005516
  • 9780151005512

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PRAISE FOR "WHY WE HURT""Writing with eloquence, clarity and wit, Dr. Vertosick has given us a masterful book on a subject of concern to us all."--Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of "When Bad Things Happen To Good People""To my surprise and delight, Dr. Frank T. Vertosick, Jr., a practicingneurosurgeon, performs a feat of literary alchemy."--Dr. Jerome Groopman, "The New York Times Book Review""Fascinating . . . Falls squarely in the territory of Oliver Sacks."--"Newsday"
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