Friday, June 25, 2010

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters - Matt Ridley (Audiobook + E-book)

"In Genome Ridley continues with his expansion into larger themes, as he takes us on a roller coaster ride through the very foundation of life: DNA"
Michael Shermer

Science writer Matt Ridley has found a way to tell someone else's story without being accused of plagiarism. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters delves deep within your body (and, to be fair, Ridley's too) looking for dirt dug up by the Human Genome Project. Each chapter pries one gene out of its chromosome and focuses on its role in our development and adult life, but also goes further, exploring the implications of genetic research and our quickly changing social attitudes toward this information. Genome shies away from the "tedious biochemical middle managers" that only a nerd could love and instead goes for the A-material: genes associated with cancer, intelligence, sex (of course), and more. Amazon

[E-book - pdf - 2 MB]

[Audiobook - Unabridged/MP3, 32 kbps - 199 MB]

[Buy it]


mirex said...


Anonymous said...

Note that this is 32kbps, nearly unlistenable for me.

BlindW@cher said...

If anything it's highly listenable.

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