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The Genetic Inferno

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Using Dante's "The Divine Comedy" as an organizing framework, "The Genetic Inferno" explains each of the "seven deadly sins"--lus... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Klappentext Using Dante's "The Divine Comedy" as an organizing framework, "The Genetic Inferno" explains each of the "seven deadly sins"--lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride--in terms of 20th century genes and brains. 30 halftones. Zusammenfassung What makes us react or feel the way we do? If you have ever asked yourself this question, then let research scientist and gifted writer John Medina take you on a guided tour of the fascinations and frustrations involved in the quest to understand the biological basis of human behavior.

Autorentext

Dr John Medina is a molecular biologist on the faculty of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also a consultant and regular columnist for an American psychiatric organization on the genetics and neurobiology of human behavior. In the course of his research career, which has included the isolation and characterization of genes involved in cardiovascular development, Dr Medina became concerned with the public communication of biological sciences to both lay and professional medical audiences. He was recently recognized as the Merrill Dow/Continuing Medical Education Teacher of the Year.

Zusammenfassung
What makes us react or feel the way we do? If you have ever asked yourself this question, then let research scientist and gifted writer John Medina take you on a guided tour of the fascinations and frustrations involved in the quest to understand the biological basis of human behavior.

Inhalt

Introduction; 1. The power of physics envy; 2. Lust; 3. Gluttony; 4. Avarice; 5. Sloth; 6. Wrath; 7. Envy; 8. Pride; Conclusion; References; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Genetic Inferno
Untertitel: Inside the Seven Deadly Sins
Autor:
EAN: 9780521640640
ISBN: 0521640644
Format: Fester Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 356
Gewicht: 785g
Größe: H236mm x B159mm x T26mm
Jahr: 2015