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The real science behind the X-files : microbes, meteorites, and mutants

Author: Anne Elizabeth Simon
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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Simon uses specific "X-Files" episodes as springboards for broader discussion. "X-philes who enjoy these and similar stories will learn plenty of biology in the bargain; as Simon explains extraterrestrial bacteria, cloning, genetic mutations, biological warfare, the ominous decline in the world's population of frogs and the likelihood of extending the human life span". Could an alien organism really survive a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Elizabeth Simon
ISBN: 0684856182 9780684856186
OCLC Number: 48151793
Description: 318 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Hidden and hungry --
Visitors from the void --
Mutants and monsters --
Releasing the genetic genie --
Seeking the fountain of youth --
Fooling with Mother Nature --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Anne Simon.

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Simon uses specific "X-Files" episodes as springboards for broader discussion. "X-philes who enjoy these and similar stories will learn plenty of biology in the bargain; as Simon explains  Read more...

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Loy Volkman, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley A fun book to read, witty and amazingly informative. Each reader is guaranteed to learn something. Nature An absorbing memoir for X-Files Read more...

 
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