The Gene: An Intimate History (signed)

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Published by Scribner, 2016
ISBN 10: 1476733503 / ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. First edition. Book and dust jacket: fine. First edition, first printing. New unread copy. Signed on the title page by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.37 avg rating
(18,712 ratings)

Synopsis: THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year


From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information?

Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.

Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome.

As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies, “It’s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence, accessibility, and compassion...An extraordinary achievement.” Riveting, revelatory, and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or “write” the human genome, The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity. This is the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master.

Review: An Amazon Best Book of May 2016: In 2010, Siddhartha Mukherjee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Emperor of All Maladies, a “biography” of cancer. Here, he follows up with a biography of the gene—and The Gene is just as informative, wise, and well-written as that first book. Mukherjee opens with a survey of how the gene first came to be conceptualized and understood, taking us through the thoughts of Aristotle, Darwin, Mendel, Thomas Morgan, and others; he finishes the section with a look at the case of Carrie Buck (to whom the book is dedicated), who eventually was sterilized in 1927 in a famous American eugenics case. Carrie Buck’s sterilization comes as a warning that informs the rest of the book. This is what can happen when we start tinkering with this most personal science and misunderstand the ethical implications of those tinkerings. Through the rest of The Gene, Mukherjee clearly and skillfully illustrates how the science has grown so much more advanced and complicated since the 1920s—we are developing the capacity to directly manipulate the human genome—and how the ethical questions have also grown much more complicated. We could ask for no wiser, more fascinating and talented writer to guide us into the future of our human heredity than Siddhartha Mukherjee. --Chris Schluep

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Gene: An Intimate History (signed)
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: 2016
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Published by Scribner, NY (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476733503 ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE OLD LIBRARY SHOP
(Bethlehem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, NY, 2016. Hard Cover. Condition: good. Dust Jacket Condition: vg. 1st ptg.. xiv 592 pages + section of glossy b/w & color plates; scattered ink underlining, small black mark on bottom edge. Hardcover (dj). Seller Inventory # 157450

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Mukherjee, Siddhartha
ISBN 10: 1476733503 ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
eCampus
(Lexington, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U:9781476733500:ONHAND

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Published by Scribner (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476733503 ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. NOT ex-library. Very minor edgewear and bumping. Tight. Dust jacket slightly rubbed. Seller Inventory # mon0000379474

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 6.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Published by Scribner (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476733503 ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Emerald
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_216937591

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Published by Scribner (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476733503 ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Diamond
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_221420537

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Published by Scribner (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476733503 ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Half Price Books Inc.
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_220473461

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Published by Scribner (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476733503 ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Oblivion Books
(Seattle, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Acceptable. Ex-Library with the usual stamps and stickers. Officially stamped "withdrawn" otherwise, Clean text -- NO writing, NO highlighting to text. a reading copy. Seller Inventory # mon0000145268

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 7.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Published by Scribner (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476733503 ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 2016. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1476733503-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 11.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Published by Scribner (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476733503 ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB Inc.
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_212499188

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Published by Scribner (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476733503 ISBN 13: 9781476733500
Used Soft cover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Henniker Book Farm
(Henniker, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 2016. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very Good condition, no DJ. First edition, first printing. No markings to the text block. No marks of personal identification or prior ownership. Crease and small scuff on front cover (see our photo). Seller Inventory # 46596

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 58 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book