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The Secret Life of Genes

By Derek Harvey

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  • £12.99

Decode the blueprint of life to find out what makes you YOU!

Genes have a huge impact on who we are, from defining us as humans, to governing how we behave. Whether controlling our cells or creating new forms of life, discover how DNA makes each of us unique.

In The Secret Life of Genes, you'll learn all about the past, present and future of the human genome. Filled with colourful, graphic illustrations to help you to understand the world of genetics, from the basics to the most complex theories, this book brings the inner workings of the human body to life.

Derek Harvey answers the biggest questions, from the nature of inheritance, evolution and reproduction, to how genes are arranged and how DNA is read.

Take a trip through the history of the world's DNA and unlock the future of the field.

Biographical Notes

Derek Harvey is a naturalist who graduated in Zoology from Liverpool University. He has worked in UK schools teaching biology and as a Senior Examiner for an examination board.

With a keen interest in evolutionary biology and genetics, he now writes and consults on books relating to science and natural history and his titles include Science (DK) and The Natural History Book (DK).

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781788400251
  • Publication date: 04 Apr 2019
  • Page count: 192
  • Imprint: Cassell
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