Kelsey's Reviews > Genome: The Autobiography of a Species In 23 Chapters

Genome by Matt Ridley
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Aug 17, 08

bookshelves: education, non-fiction, 2008, favorites
Recommended to Kelsey by: Charity (thanks again!)
Recommended for: Science nerds
Read in August, 2008

There are some that wake up in the morning and all they can think about are numbers, or books, or art. But then there are some of us that all we think about are nerdy science things. This book will satisfy the scientist in you.

I was completely fascinated by this book. This book caused me to have, what a co-worker of mine has termed, "nerd chills". (When something is so scientifically cool, that it gives you chills). Though probably currently a bit outdated, this book takes you on a wild ride through the history of genetics (but in a WAY simplified form).

Topics in this book range. My favorites being: reasons we may genetically be attracted to others, why (genetically) we get sick when we are really stressed and the genetics of blood types.

Needless to say I really enjoyed this book and hope that a "sequel" comes out. As I know that science is always changing on a daily basis.
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