The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA

The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA

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Overview

Let's face it: From adenines to zygotes, from cytokinesis to parthenogenesis, even the basics of genetics can sound utterly alien. So who better than an alien to explain it all? Enter Bloort 183, a scientist from an asexual alien race threatened by disease, who's been charged with researching the fundamentals of human DNA and evolution and laying it all out in clear, simple language so that even his slow-to-grasp-the-point leader can get it. In the hands of the award-winning writer Mark Schultz, Bloort's predicament becomes the means of giving even the most science-phobic reader a complete introduction to the history and science of genetics that's as easy to understand as it is entertaining to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809089475
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/23/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 632,645
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Mark Schultz has written for DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and his scripts and illustrations—most notably for his tour-de-force series Xenozoic Tales (also known as Cadillacs and Dinosaurs) and Superman—have garnered five Harvey Awards, two Eisners, and an Inkpot.

Illustrators Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon have worked for clients ranging from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to DC Comics, collaborating on such titles as The Replacement God and Smax and winning two Eisners for their work on Top 10.

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