Click below to view inside this title:

Britannica Guide to Genetics

$8.31 $11.87

The Britannica Guide to Genetics is the ideal companion for students or general popular science readers who wish to know the facts behind the latest research and discoveries. After the Introduction from bestselling science writer and geneticist Steve Jones, the book covers the entire history of genetics from Gregor Mendel's first experiments with peas at the end of the nineteenth century to the announcement of the Human Genome Project in 1998. Throughout the twentieth century, new discoveries about the qualities of our genes have been heralded as essential leaps of progress in modern science forcing us to ask how much do our genes determine our personalities? What makes us different from other species? But as we enter the twenty-first century and we have begun to manipulate genes and the genome, the questions have changed, the stakes get higher, and the debate over the risks/rewards of such progress rages on.

Series: The Britannica Guides

Interest Level: Grades 8-12

Reading Level: Grade 9

ISBN: 9781593398514 (Print) 9781593398514 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2009

Pages: 391


*E-book price, single use is for online use only for one user (North America only).

Britannica’s e-books are available for purchase from most e-book platform providers, including Overdrive, Follett, Gale, Mackin, ProQuest, and EBSCO. To purchase single or unlimited use of this title for your school or library, please contact the provider of the e-book platform you are using, or contact Britannica at 800-621-3900/e-mail: contact@eb.com.