Y: The Descent Of Men (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
288
Utgivningsdatum
2003-08-01
Förlag
Abacus
Dimensioner
198 x 126 x 22 mm
Vikt
233 g
SAB
Uea
ISBN
9780349113890
Y: The Descent Of Men (häftad)

Y: The Descent Of Men

The Descent of Man

Häftad Engelska, 2003-08-01
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Men, towards the end of the last millennium, felt a sudden tightening of the bowels with the news that the services of their sex had at last been dispensed with. Dolly the Sheep - conceived without male assistance - had arrived. Her birth reminded at least half the population of how precarious man's position may be. What is the point of being a man? For a brief and essential instant he is a donor of DNA; but outside that glorious moment his role is hard to understand. This book is about science not society; about maleness not manhood. The condition is, in the end, a matter of biology, whatever limits that science may have in explaining the human condition. Today's advances in medicine and in genetics mean at last we understand why men exist and why they are so frequent. We understand from hormones to hydraulics how man's machinery works, why he dies so young and how his brain differs from that of the rest of mankind.
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Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College, London and has worked at universities in the USA, Australia and Africa. He gave the Reith Lectures in 1991 and presented a BBC TV series on human genetics and evolution in 1996. He is a columnist for the Daily Telegraph.