The Gene

The Gene

An Intimate History

Audiobook CD - 2016
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The story of the gene begins in earnest in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where Gregor Mendel, a monk working with pea plants, stumbles on the idea of a "unit of heredity." It intersects with Darwin's theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms postwar biology. It invades discourses concerning race and identity and provides startling answers to some of the most potent questions coursing through our political and cultural realms. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, temperament, choice, and free will, thus raising the most urgent questions affecting our personal realms.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Audio,, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9781508211389
Branch Call Number: CDA 616. 042 MUK
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,optical,1.4 m. per second,stereo,Digital recording,rda
16 audio discs (19.5 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches

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