Stuff of Life A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA

ISBN-10: 0809089475

ISBN-13: 9780809089475

Edition: 2009

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Description: 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.

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Mark Schultz has been cartooning, illustrating, and writing for over twenty years. He is best known as the creator of the award-winning speculative adventure comic book Xenozoic Tales, which has been adapted to television as the animated series Cadillacs and Dinosaurs. Schultz is the recipient of five Harvey Awards, two Eisners, an Inkpot, a Spectrum, and three Haxturs (the last from the Salon Del Internacional Comic del Princapado de Asturias). Currently, he writes the Prince Valiant newspaper comic strip. In addition, Schultz is working on his new book, Storms at Sea.

Jay Hosler, a professor of biology at Juniata College and the author/illustrator of three graphic novels, lives in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.Kevin CannonandZander Cannon, the illustrators of numerous graphic novels and comic books, both live in Minneapolis.

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