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Mutants : on genetic variety and the human body, Armand Marie Leroi

Label
Mutants : on genetic variety and the human body
Title
Mutants
Title remainder
on genetic variety and the human body
Statement of responsibility
Armand Marie Leroi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Mutants, Armand Marie Leroi gives a brilliant narrative account of our genetic grammar and the people whose bodies have revealed it, balancing both the science and the stories behind some of history's most captivating figures - including a French convent girl who found herself changing sex upon puberty; children who, echoing Homer's Cyclops, are born with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads; a village of long-lived Croatian dwarfs; a hairy family that was kept at the Burmese royal court for four generations (and from which Darwin took one of his keenest insights into heredity); and the ostrich-footed Wadoma of the Zambezi River Valley."--Jacket
Cataloging source
IT8
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leroi, Armand Marie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QM691
LC item number
.L47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QM 691
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Human anatomy
  • Mutation (Biology)
  • Congenital Abnormalities
  • Mutation
  • Congenital Abnormalities
Label
Mutants : on genetic variety and the human body, Armand Marie Leroi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Mutants (An introduction) -- II. A Perfect Join (On embryos) -- III. The Last Judgement (On first parts) -- IV. Cleppies (On arms and legs) -- V. Flesh of my Flesh, Bone of my Bone (On skeletons) -- VI. The War with the Cranes (On growth) -- VII. The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole (On gender) -- VIII. A Fragile Bubble (On skin) -- IX. The Sober Life (On ageing) -- X. Anthropometamorphosis (An epilogue)
Control code
000155192
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 431 pages
Isbn
9780142004821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155192
  • (OCoLC)57743800
Label
Mutants : on genetic variety and the human body, Armand Marie Leroi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Mutants (An introduction) -- II. A Perfect Join (On embryos) -- III. The Last Judgement (On first parts) -- IV. Cleppies (On arms and legs) -- V. Flesh of my Flesh, Bone of my Bone (On skeletons) -- VI. The War with the Cranes (On growth) -- VII. The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole (On gender) -- VIII. A Fragile Bubble (On skin) -- IX. The Sober Life (On ageing) -- X. Anthropometamorphosis (An epilogue)
Control code
000155192
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 431 pages
Isbn
9780142004821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155192
  • (OCoLC)57743800

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