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The stuff of life : a graphic guide to genetics and DNA

Author: Mark Schultz; Zander Cannon; Kevin Cannon
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Graphic : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Let's face it: From adenines to zygotes, from cytokinesis to parthenogenesis, even the basics of genetics can sound utterly alien. So who better than an alien to explain it all? Enter Bloort 183, a scientist from an asexual alien race threatened by disease, who's been charged with researching the fundamentals of human DNA and evolution and laying it all out in clear, simple language so that even his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Material Type: Fiction, Graphic
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Schultz; Zander Cannon; Kevin Cannon
ISBN: 0809089475 9780809089475
OCLC Number: 973599927
Description: 150 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How the system works, the molecular story --
How the system works, sex and the cellular life --
How the system works, everyone gets an inheritance --
Applying all that stuff, for the greater good --
Applying all that stuff, into the future through the past.
Responsibility: written by Mark Schultz ; art by Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon.

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"Let's face it: From adenines to zygotes, from cytokinesis to parthenogenesis, even the basics of genetics can sound utterly alien. So who better than an alien to explain it all? Enter Bloort 183, a scientist from an asexual alien race threatened by disease, who's been charged with researching the fundamentals of human DNA and evolution and laying it all out in clear, simple language so that even his slow-to-grasp-the-point leader can get it. In the hands of the award-winning writer Mark Schultz, Bloort's predicament becomes the means of giving even the most science-phobic reader a complete introduction to the history and science of genetics that's as easy to understand as it is entertaining to read."--Jacket.

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