She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically.She Has Her Mother's Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity int...

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity Reviews

  • Pam Mooney
    An amazing and well researched book. Takes us through the history and research of heredity from first works to today. It was so interesting to know where we started and how little we knew about heredity not that long ago. Some scientific researchers got it right and others drew wrong conclusions whi...
  • Olive (abookolive)
    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/5WU84pEy8dk...
  • Paul
    Yes, it's long – about 540 or so actual pages of text, followed by a glossary, bibliography and endnotes – but She Has Her Mother's Laugh does not waste a single page. Carl Zimmer has produced a masterpiece of science writing, distilling incredibly complex concepts into understandable and ...
  • Navi
    An absolutely fascinating read about heredity! It is jam packed with information about the history of genetics and modern scientific advances in the field. The writing style is magnetic and accessible!I listened to this on audio as it was available on Scribd. I cannot wait to buy the ebook to re-vis...
  • Gary  Beauregard Bottomley
    Heredity is the sum of all the previous environments and the current environment we were thrown into. Who we are as a species and as individuals is far more complicated than just our genes. Mendel’s law is a suggestion more than a law. This book lays the ground work for each of those assertions...
  • Caitlin
    A truly mammoth book that should have been edited down to a few hundred pages. The interesting tidbits and stories were immersed in unnecessary prose and benign chapters that served no purpose except to increase the word count. Some stories SHINED and AMAZED (especially the chapter on Chimera, which...
  • Atila Iamarino
    Se tem um autor que sempre vou fazer questão de ler o que lançar é o Carl Zimmer. Foi de longe uma das maiores motivações para eu começar a blogar e escrever sobre ciência. E é um dos jornalistas com o conhecimento de biologia mais amplo que leio, que sabe integrar áreas d...
  • Kathleen
    Zimmer provides an accessible compilation of the history and current scientific research regarding heredity. Fortunately, he uses individual examples to help illustrate and explain the basic theories. Yea! There are a lot of fascinating facts to absorb!First of all, paleogenetics has used the DNA ex...
  • Petra CigareX
    I learned a lot about the history of genetics, starting from single-celled creatures emerging from the primordial ooze, through the entire science of it beyond present day knowledge, into a conjectured future. Together with genetics the author writes about cultural heredity without which we all be r...

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