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The author of the book: Sam Kean
Edition: Little, Brown and Company
Date of issue: July 17th 2012
ISBN: 0316182311
ISBN 13: 9780316182317
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocks the mysteries of the periodic table. In The Violinist's Thumb, he explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA.

There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists. Kean's vibrant storytelling makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species' future.


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Ebook The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code read Online! Sam Kean is a writer in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, The Believer, Air & Space, Science, and The New Scientist. He is currently working as a reporter at Science magazine and as a 2009 Middlebury Environmental Journalism fellow.

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(Un)Official Bio:
Sam Kean gets called Sean at least once a month. He grew up in South Dakota, which means more to him than it probably should. He’s a fast reader but a very slow eater. He went to college in Minnesota and studied physics and English. He taught for a few years at an experimental charter school in St. Paul, where the kids showed up at night. After that, he tried to move to Spain (it didn’t take) and ended up in Washington, D.C. He has a master’s degree in library science he will probably never use. He wishes he had a sports team he was passionate about, but doesn’t, though he does love track & field.


Reviews of the The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code


CALEB

Put it on the toilet paper! or the fireplace!

BLAKE

Why do you ask me to write a phone?

MEGAN

The book is very deep! Tip for Reading.

TOBY

It was a surprisingly interesting book. Very highly recommended.

BEATRICE

An enticing cover and a controversial story.




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