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The Resource Genetics of original sin : the impact of natural selection on the future of humanity, Christian de Duve with Neil Patterson ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson

Genetics of original sin : the impact of natural selection on the future of humanity, Christian de Duve with Neil Patterson ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson

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Genetics of original sin : the impact of natural selection on the future of humanity
Title
Genetics of original sin
Title remainder
the impact of natural selection on the future of humanity
Statement of responsibility
Christian de Duve with Neil Patterson ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Increasingly absorbed in recent years by advances in our understanding of the origin of life, evolutionary history, and the advent of human kind, eminent biologist Christian de Duve has pondered the future of life on this planet. Focusing on the process of natural selection, de Duve explores the inordinate and now dangerous rise of humankind.--[book jacket]
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DLC
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De Duve, Christian
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.D41313 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Patterson, Neil
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  • Life
  • Natural selection
  • Nature
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Twenty-first century
  • Life (Biology)
  • Genetics
Label
Genetics of original sin : the impact of natural selection on the future of humanity, Christian de Duve with Neil Patterson ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson
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Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Genetique du peche originel: le poids du passe sur l'avenir de la vie. 2009
  • "Published in association with Editions Odile Jacob"--P. preceding t.p
  • Includes index
Contents
Foreword / by Edward O. Wilson -- pt. I. The history of life on earth. The unity of life -- The origin of life -- The evolution of life -- pt. II. The mechanisms of life. Metabolism -- Reproduction -- Development -- Natural selection -- Other evolutionary mechanisms -- pt. III. The human adventure. The emergence of humans -- Making the human brain -- Shaping our genes -- The cost of success -- Original sin -- pt. IV. The challenges of the future. Option 1 : do nothing -- Option 2 : improve our genes -- Option 3 : rewire the brain -- Option 4 : call on religions -- Option 5 : protect the environment -- Option 6 : give women a chance -- Option 7 : control population -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn601349031
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 223 p.
Isbn
9780300165074
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029161
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)601349031
Label
Genetics of original sin : the impact of natural selection on the future of humanity, Christian de Duve with Neil Patterson ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Genetique du peche originel: le poids du passe sur l'avenir de la vie. 2009
  • "Published in association with Editions Odile Jacob"--P. preceding t.p
  • Includes index
Contents
Foreword / by Edward O. Wilson -- pt. I. The history of life on earth. The unity of life -- The origin of life -- The evolution of life -- pt. II. The mechanisms of life. Metabolism -- Reproduction -- Development -- Natural selection -- Other evolutionary mechanisms -- pt. III. The human adventure. The emergence of humans -- Making the human brain -- Shaping our genes -- The cost of success -- Original sin -- pt. IV. The challenges of the future. Option 1 : do nothing -- Option 2 : improve our genes -- Option 3 : rewire the brain -- Option 4 : call on religions -- Option 5 : protect the environment -- Option 6 : give women a chance -- Option 7 : control population -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn601349031
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 223 p.
Isbn
9780300165074
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029161
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)601349031

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