Chance In The House Of Fate

A Natural History of Heredity

by Jennifer Ackerman

On Sale: 04/17/2002

Chance In The House Of Fate

A Natural History of Heredity

by Jennifer Ackerman

On Sale: 04/17/2002

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About the Book

Award-winning science writer Jennifer Ackerman investigates the endless mysteries of genetics, offering an elegant natural history of humanity as seen through the lens of our genes and cells. Combining the gifts of vision and language with in-depth knowledge, Ackerman explores the ways in which, at the most fundamental level, humans are genetically linked to every part of the natural world.
CHANCE IN THE HOUSE OF FATE is a rich and often personal tour through the surprising turns of heredity, informed by the ways genetic inheritance has affected Ackerman's own life. From a younger sister's profound retardation and her mother's illness to the births of her own healthy daughters, Ackerman reveals her own experiences as telling touchpoints, ultimately illuminating the the hidden biological connections among all forms of life.

Critical Praise

"...graceful, nearly lyrical at times...The way in which she focuses on the beauty of scientific language enriches her expertise." Bookpage

"ponders the complexities of a common genetic inheritance among diverse organisms, from fruit flies to human beings" -Science News

"...a beautiful story of the natural world that will inspire and educate without dampening wonder." The San Francisco Chronicle —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780618219094
  • ISBN 10: 0618219099
  • Imprint: Mariner Books
  • On Sale: 04/17/2002
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SCIENCE / Natural History
  • BISAC2 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
  • BISAC3 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • BISAC4 : MEDICAL / Genetics
  • BISAC5 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Developmental Biology

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