Genetics

Pages: 256
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: illustrations

Genetics

A Beginner's Guide

Burton Guttman, David Suzuki, Tara Cullis

From selective breeding and Mendel's Law to the human genome, this book offers a comprehensive survey of genetics past, present and future.
Paperback
9781851683048 (25 Nov 2002)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

With genetics and genetic engineering receiving almost daily coverage in the media, this book is an introduction for general readers who wish to know more about a science that is changing our world. Starting with the history of genetics, from primitive breeding programmes to Mendel's Law, and moving on to a full explanation of genetics and its role in our future, this is a comprehensive survey of genetics past, present and future.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 256
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations illustrations

About the Author

Burton Guttman is a Professor of Biology at The Evergreen State College, Washington, USA. Anthony Griffiths is Professor of Botany at the University of British Columbia, Canada. David Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, Canada; Tara Cullis taught at Harvard University for five years, and is an expert on science and social issues.

Reviews

"Written in an accessible way, with a most interesting discussion of the field developed throughout history. There are wonderful and eclectic references to literature and the mythologies of ancient cultures."

- Bookmonger

"What will make this book so interesting to the general reader is its emphasis on the societal and historical context of each concept discussed. All in all, an excellent resource. Highly recommended!"

- Choice Magazine