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Gee, Henry 1962-

Works: 27 works in 138 publications in 10 languages and 6,850 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QH437, 599.935
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Henry Gee
Jacob's ladder : the history of the human genome by Henry Gee( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses what can be understood through human genome sequencing, describes how the interactions of genes direct the growth of individuals, and reveals what gene research will enable in the future
A field guide to dinosaurs by Henry Gee( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a detailed look at approximately 100 dinosaurs from the Triassic to the Late Cretaceous Period, including what they looked like, where they lived, and how they acted
In search of deep time : beyond the fossil record to a new history of life by Henry Gee( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exciting work on the cutting edge of scientific knowledge, Henry Gee, Chief Science Writer at Nature, tells the story of a recent revolution in palaeontology. For the first time, all of us can share in the wonder of a deceptively simple idea known as cladistics, the science of comparison. The cladistics revolution is transforming almost everything we know about the science of life in Deep Time -- the billions of years in which life has evolved on this planet. It provides insights and solutions to questions about ourselves ordinarily considered beyond the realm of science. What can we truly know of the awesome dark chasm of Deep Time that separates us from the beginning of life on earth? In Search of Deep Time strips away conventional assumptions about the evolution of life to reveal a bizarre world that is truer to the facts -- and far stranger -- than many Darwinians and certainly any Creationists ever imagined. Scientists used to categorize life forms according to how similar they looked. If an animal had a wing, it was a bird; if it had a fin, it was a fish. But then, is a penguin a bird? Is a whale a mammal? While the answer to these questions is yes, it doesn't mean much scientifically. The real answers to how life evolved and how life forms are related come from cladistic analysis, from measuring the tremendous variety of genetic and anatomic variations between species and juggling them with computer technology. Because of cladistics, scientists have come to believe that hippos are more closely related to whales than pigs. We have learned that the old way of understanding nature, in which we squashed the teeming variety of life on earth into our own haphazard andarbitrary categories, must be replaced by understanding precisely how similar, and how different, each species measurably is. Rather than a hierarchical tree of life with ourselves at the apex, we now see a bush with evolutionary branches intertwining in strange and surprising ways -- mushrooms really are closer cousins to us than plants are. Gee journeys among the scientists who are making the breakthrough discoveries about the evolution of life. He travels to a fossil dig in Kenya with Meave Leakey of the pioneering palaeoanthropology family that made the Rift Valley in East Africa famous as the origin of modern humans. There he finds a small fossilized skull, and considers whether anyone could ever know if that fossil was the remains of Gee's great-great-great-great-great, etc., grandfather. The answer is clearly no. There are no knowable ancestors in Deep Time. Beyond the last few dozen generations, all individuals in the entire animal kingdom, indeed all individuals throughout the epochs of Deep Time in all the kingdoms of life on earth, are cousins. Whether in Eastern Africa or in his native London with palaeontology's "Gang of Four", Gee offers lively explorations of the idea that there is no knowable descent of man
The accidental species : misunderstandings of human evolution by Henry Gee( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of a missing link between humanity and our animal ancestors predates evolution and popular science and actually has religious roots in the deist concept of the Great Chain of Being. Yet, the metaphor has lodged itself in the contemporary imagination, and new fossil discoveries are often hailed in headlines as revealing the elusive transitional step, the moment when we stopped being "animal" and started being "human." In The Accidental Species , Henry Gee, longtime paleontology editor at Nature , takes aim at this misleading notion, arguing that it reflects a profound misunderstanding of how evolution works and, when applied to the evolution of our own species, supports mistaken ideas about our own place in the universe. Gee presents a robust and stark challenge to our tendency to see ourselves as the acme of creation. Far from being a quirk of religious fundamentalism, human exceptionalism, Gee argues, is an error that also infects scientific thought. Touring the many features of human beings that have recurrently been used to distinguish us from the rest of the animal world, Gee shows that our evolutionary outcome is one possibility among many, one that owes more to chance than to an organized progression to supremacy
Before the backbone : views on the origin of the vertebrates by Henry Gee( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides the first unbiased guide to a field newly invigorated by technical advances in molecular and developmental biology. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in areas such as developmental biology, vertebrate zoology and palaeontology
Futures from nature( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are 100 very short stories on the subject of the future and what it might be like. The authors include scientists, journalists, and many of the most famous SF writers in the world. Futures from Nature includes everything from satires and vignettes to compressed stories and fictional book reviews, science articles, and journalism, in eight-hundred word modules. All of them are entertaining and as a group they are a startling repository of ideas and attitudes about the future. Appearing in book form fo the first time, these one hundred pieces were originally published in the great science journal, Nature, between 1999 and 2006, as one-page features. That proved very popular with the readers of the journal. This is a unique book, by scientists and writers, of interest to any reader who might like to speculate about the future. With stories from:Arthur C. Clarke; Bruce Sterling; Charles Stross; Cory Doctorow; Greg Bear; Gregory Benford; Oliver Morton; Ian Macleod; Rudy Rucker; Greg Egan; Stephan Baxter; Barrington J. Bayley; Brian Stableford; Frederik Pohl; Vernor Vinge; Nancy Kress, Michael Moorcock, Vonda N. McIntyr; Kim Stanley Robinson; John M. Ford; and eighty more. - Publisher
Shaking the tree : readings from Nature in the history of life( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of Middle-earth by Henry Gee( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and German and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep time : cladistics, the revolution in evolution by Henry Gee( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise of the dragon : readings from Nature on the Chinese fossil record = [Teng fei zhi long]( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letts pocket guide to fossils by Henry Gee( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Irish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossils : the most common plant and animal fossils of Europe described and illustrated in colour by Henry Gee( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempo profondo : antenati, fossili, pietre by Henry Gee( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British & European fossils by Henry Gee( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is part of a great new series of compact and attractive identification guides designed to help you distinguish between varieties of natural phenomena. Over 100 of the most common plant and animal fossils of Europe are featured with bitesize information including identification features, stratigraphy and distribution and similar or related fossils. Divided into types, such as molluscs and echinoderms, the clear, easy-to-follow design, precise colour illustrations and additional colour photography will quickly help you spot your hoplites from your Euhoplites
La scala di Giacobbe : storia del genoma umano by Henry Gee( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossiles by Henry Gee( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob's ladder the history of the human genome by Henry Gee( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] delivers [an] explanation of what the sequencing of the human genome really tells us. [In the book, the author] shows, is just the beginning: seeing the letters and words. The next frontier is in understanding snatches of conversation between genes how they interact to direct the growth of an organism. [He] takes us into the heart of that conversation, illuminating how genes govern a single egg cell's miraculous transformation into a human being, and how they continue to direct that person's day-by-day development throughout a lifetime. [He also] tells the story of what we know about the genome today and what we are likely to discover tomorrow. As our knowledge advances, we will be able to direct with increasing authority the conversations between genes: not only performing medical interventions but also creating whole scripts directing birth, ancestry, and diversity in a brave new world.-Dust jacket
Siege of stars : book 1 of The Sigil trilogy by Henry Gee( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Universe is dying from within. No one knows how to save it, so the Elders give a young Drover a last ditch chance to stop the rot. If only she knew where to begin. Unaware of the threat to the universe, Ruxhana Fengen Kraa, Admiral of the 17th Rigel Fleet, is about to be cashiered for a stupendous tactical error. But Special Ops has an important and most bizarre job for him. Eons away in time, Jack Corstophine is an archaeologist on Earth with an intuition about the land that he can't put into words--until the beautiful and brilliant Jadis Markham comes into his life. Together, they discover that the landscape of Europe is far from natural. The Earth bears the scars of an ancient civilization that goes back millions of years--and has terrible implications for the future of mankind."--Cover, p.4
Svět dinosaurů : [základní příručka cestovatelů druhohorami] by Henry Gee( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature futures. science fiction from the leading science journal( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 writers -- including Neal Asher, Elizabeth Bear, Gregory Benford, Tobias Buckell, Brenda Cooper, Kathryn Cramer, David Langford, Tanith Lee, Ken Liu, Nick Mamatas, Norman Spinrad, Ian Stewart, Rachel Swirsky, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Ian Watson -- offer their take on what the future will look like in this anthology of sci-fi short stories from the award-winning Futures column in the science journal Nature
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Jacob's ladder : the history of the human genome
Alternative Names
Gee, Henry

Henry Gee britischer Palontologe, Evolutionsbiologe und Autor

Henry Gee British paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and editor

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English (105)

Spanish (6)

French (5)

Italian (5)

Danish (2)

German (1)

Irish (1)

Polish (1)

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A field guide to dinosaursIn search of deep time : beyond the fossil record to a new history of lifeBefore the backbone : views on the origin of the vertebratesFutures from natureShaking the tree : readings from Nature in the history of lifeThe science of Middle-earthDeep time : cladistics, the revolution in evolutionRise of the dragon : readings from Nature on the Chinese fossil record = [Teng fei zhi long]British & European fossils