The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

Sam Kean


From New York occasions bestselling writer Sam Kean comes extra remarkable tales of technology, background, language, and track, as instructed through our personal DNA.

In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling writer Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic desk. within the VIOLINIST'S THUMB, he explores the wonders of the mystical construction block of lifestyles: DNA.

There are genes to give an explanation for loopy cat women, why folks don't have any fingerprints, and why a few humans live on nuclear bombs. Genes remove darkness from every thing from JFK's bronze dermis (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They end up that Neanderthals and people bred hundreds of thousands of years extra lately than any folks might think cozy pondering. they could even let a few humans, end result of the unparalleled flexibility in their thumbs and arms, to develop into really singular violinists.

Kean's vivid storytelling once more makes technology pleasing, explaining human heritage and whimsy whereas displaying how DNA will impression our species' future.

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