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Quest: The Essence of Humanity Hardcover – 13 Jun 2003


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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (13 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470851449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470851449
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.3 x 21.3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,930,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" I can recommend Quest: The Essence of Humanity...one of the most thought–provoking books to come my way for some time " (The Sunday Telegraph., 20 July 2003)

" fluent, fast–moving Quest is controversial which all ambitious works like this one should be " (New Scientist, 23 August 2003)

" I really enjoyed this book What impressed me throughout was Parsternak s use of science " (M2 Best Books, 7 December 2003)



" I can recommend Quest: The Essence of Humanity...one of the most thought–provoking books to come my way for some time " (The Sunday Telegraph., 20 July 2003)

" fluent, fast–moving Quest is controversial which all ambitious works like this one should be " (New Scientist, 23 August 2003)

" This goal seems rather grandiose. But Pasternak succeeds, and in doing so provides a profusion of facts and good science " (Times Literary Supplement, 7 November 2003)

" I really enjoyed this book What impressed me throughout was Parsternak s use of science " (M2 Best Books, 7 December 2003)

 

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Scientists continually look for the genetic factors that make humans so very different in appearance and behaviour from most animals - the genes that are uniquely human. Biochemist and author Charles Pasternak argues that such genes do not exist. In this work of history, philosophy, and popular science, Pasternak uses his extensive biological knowledge to discuss man's nature and achievements, his genetic makeup and his evolution.

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