skip to content
The gene : an intimate history Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The gene : an intimate history

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"The story of the gene begins in earnest in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where Gregor Mendel, a monk working with pea plants, stumbles on the idea of a "unit of heredity." It intersects with Darwin's theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms postwar biology. It invades discourses concerning race and identity and provides startling answers
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Siddhartha Mukherjee; Carrie Buck
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siddhartha Mukherjee
ISBN: 9781476733524 147673352X 9781476733500 1476733503
OCLC Number: 925266474
Awards: The Washington Post 10 best books, 2016
The New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books, 2016
Description: 592 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Families --
The "missing science of heredity" 1865-1935 --
"In the sum of the parts, there are only the parts" 1930-1970 --
"The dreams of geneticists" 1970-2001 --
"The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 --
Through the looking glass 2001-2015 --
Post-genome 2015- ... --
Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda --
Glossary --
Timeline.
Responsibility: Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Abstract:

"The story of the gene begins in earnest in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where Gregor Mendel, a monk working with pea plants, stumbles on the idea of a "unit of heredity." It intersects with Darwin's theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms postwar biology. It invades discourses concerning race and identity and provides startling answers to some of the most potent questions coursing through our political and cultural realms. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, temperament, choice, and free will, thus raising the most urgent questions affecting our personal realms. Above all, the story of the gene is driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds -- from Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin to Francis Crick, James Watson, and Rosalind Franklin to the thousands of scientists working today to understand the code of codes. Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Emperor of All Maladies, Mukherjee draws on his scientific knowledge and research to describe the magisterial history of a scientific idea. Woven through The Gene is the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of schizophrenia, a haunting reminder that the science of genetics is not confined to the laboratory but is vitally relevant to everyday lives. The moral complexity of genetics reverberates even more urgently today as we learn to "read" and "write" the human genome -- unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children and our children's children."--Jacket.

"Magnificent, beautifully written, and riveting, Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Gene: An Intimate History illuminates the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans; that governs our form, function, and fate; and that determines the future of our children."--Lead into summary on Book Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/925266474> # The gene : an intimate history
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "925266474" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/genetics> ; # Genetics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/medical_ethics_history> ; # Medical ethics--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/44_01_history_of_medicine> ; # 44.01 history of medicine
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/572.86/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/heredity> ; # Heredity
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Person/mukherjee_siddhartha> ; # Siddhartha Mukherjee
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Person/buck_carrie_1906_1983> ; # Carrie Buck
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/616.042/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/genetics_history> ; # Genetics--history
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/medical_diseases> ; # MEDICAL / Diseases
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/genetik> ; # Genetik
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/genes> ; # Genes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/biologie> ; # Biologie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/20160831_new_list> ; # 20160831 new list
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Person/mukherjee_siddhartha> ; # Siddhartha Mukherjee
    schema:awards "The Washington Post 10 best books, 2016" ;
    schema:awards "The New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books, 2016" ;
    schema:bookEdition "First Scribner hardcover edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description ""Magnificent, beautifully written, and riveting, Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Gene: An Intimate History illuminates the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans; that governs our form, function, and fate; and that determines the future of our children."--Lead into summary on Book Jacket."@en ;
    schema:description ""The story of the gene begins in earnest in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where Gregor Mendel, a monk working with pea plants, stumbles on the idea of a "unit of heredity." It intersects with Darwin's theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms postwar biology. It invades discourses concerning race and identity and provides startling answers to some of the most potent questions coursing through our political and cultural realms. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, temperament, choice, and free will, thus raising the most urgent questions affecting our personal realms. Above all, the story of the gene is driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds -- from Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin to Francis Crick, James Watson, and Rosalind Franklin to the thousands of scientists working today to understand the code of codes. Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Emperor of All Maladies, Mukherjee draws on his scientific knowledge and research to describe the magisterial history of a scientific idea. Woven through The Gene is the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of schizophrenia, a haunting reminder that the science of genetics is not confined to the laboratory but is vitally relevant to everyday lives. The moral complexity of genetics reverberates even more urgently today as we learn to "read" and "write" the human genome -- unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children and our children's children."--Jacket."@en ;
    schema:description "Prologue: Families -- The "missing science of heredity" 1865-1935 -- "In the sum of the parts, there are only the parts" 1930-1970 -- "The dreams of geneticists" 1970-2001 -- "The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 -- Through the looking glass 2001-2015 -- Post-genome 2015- ... -- Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda -- Glossary -- Timeline."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2860511035> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The gene : an intimate history"@en ;
    schema:productID "925266474" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781476733500> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781476733524> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/925266474> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Person/buck_carrie_1906_1983> # Carrie Buck
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1906" ;
    schema:deathDate "1983" ;
    schema:familyName "Buck" ;
    schema:givenName "Carrie" ;
    schema:name "Carrie Buck" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Person/mukherjee_siddhartha> # Siddhartha Mukherjee
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Mukherjee" ;
    schema:givenName "Siddhartha" ;
    schema:name "Siddhartha Mukherjee" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/20160831_new_list> # 20160831 new list
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "20160831 new list"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/44_01_history_of_medicine> # 44.01 history of medicine
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "44.01 history of medicine"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/genetics_history> # Genetics--history
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Genetics--history"@en ;
    schema:name "Genetics--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/medical_diseases> # MEDICAL / Diseases
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "MEDICAL / Diseases"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2860511035#Topic/medical_ethics_history> # Medical ethics--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Medical ethics--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781476733500>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1476733503" ;
    schema:isbn "9781476733500" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781476733524>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "147673352X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781476733524" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.