Sunday, August 5, 2012

Giveaway: The Violinist's Thumb - Sam Kean

There's enough DNA in a single cell to stretch six feet tall, and enough DNA in our bodies to stretch almost to the moon. And within this DNA are stories that have been buried for millions of years--stories that can be used to solve historical mysteries about humans, and tell of our peculiar rise on earth.

In THE VIOLINIST'S THUMB, Sam Kean uses the forensic traces in our DNA to illuminate how humans evolved from primordial muck to the most dominant species on the planet, how studying language, art, and history can reveal the scientific workings of DNA--and vice-versa, and how the human line almost went extinct, twice, causing us to be more closely related than any other species.

There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, a love of reckless activities, and a talent for the violin; genes that could allow someone to survive in the arctic. THE VIOLINIST'S THUMB uses genes to reveal so much about our past, and leaves us wondering if and how scientists will manipulate DNA to alter our species' future. 



My Review of The Disappearing Spoon

Thanks to Anna and Hachette Book Group, I have 2 copies up for grabs!
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6 comments:

  1. I haven't read The Disappearing Spoon. What a strange title! :)

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  2. I haven't read The Disappearing Spoon. The Violinist's Thumb sounds fascinating. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  3. I did not read The Disappearing Spoon.

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  4. I have not read The Disappearing Spoon. Is this going to be on the final? Thanks!

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  5. I haven't read The Disappearing Spoon. Thanks for having this giveaway.
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  6. I haven't read The Disappearing Spoon but it's on my to-read list.

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