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Cartoon Guide to Genetics [Paperback]

Larry Gonick
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12 Oct 2000 0062730991 978-0062730992 New edition

Have you ever asked yourself:

Are spliced genes the same as mended Levis?

Watson and Crick? Aren't they a team of British detectives?

Plant sex? Can they do that?

Is Genetic Mutation the name of one of those heavy metal bands?

Asparagine? Which of the four food groups is that in?

Then you need The Cartoon Guide to Genetics to explain the important concepts of classical and modern genetics—it's not only educational, it's funny too!

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Reference; New edition edition (12 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062730991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062730992
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 18.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 186,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He wrote his first guide, Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform, in 1977. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is staff cartoonist for Muse magazine.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Useful but decieving 30 Nov 2011
By Hussein
Format:Library Binding
In general it had some good animation in it, which could be used in a lecture.
However, it is very old and is not updated, so you might find some wrong information there: like the number of human protein coding genes are 100,000!!!!!!
I was deceived by the fact that it was republished in 2005, but it seems that they only reprinted it, and not updated. I paid 20 for it, whereas I could have paid 3 for a 2nd hand one. Waste of money. Useful content though.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Way To Teach The World About Genetics 25 July 1997
By A Customer
This book is very cute, funny, and yet educational. I recommend this book to people who wants to know genetics without having to read "too much science". I personally, buy this book for my family and my boyfriend, to let them know what kind of field I'm interested in (I'm an undergraduate University of Indonesia student, studying genetics).
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5.0 out of 5 stars an easy way to understand 29 Aug 1997
By A Customer
this book is a great introduction for beginners or just interested people without a big knowledge in genetics. it shows the basic genetic mechanisms, whose understanding is essential for continueing literature. and by the way...who does not like reading comics?
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book 27 July 1999
By A Customer
This book is wonderful.I am an Egyptian geneticist and this book has added much to my way of teaching to my students.Now ,I can easily symbolize the behaviour of DNA during replication and transcription.The presentation of the authors of the the transcription process is so fascinating.An arabic edition has been issued and in low price affordable by students here in Egypt and so i recommeded it to my students as simple review book . Please send a thank you to the authors.GO ON. \AHMED SHOUKRY AMIN, ASSISTANT LECTURER OF GENETICS., ZOOLOGY DEPARTMENT, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, CAIRO UNIVERISTY ,EGYPT. kemetcho@yahoo.com
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