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Title: MUTANTS
ON THE FORM, VARIETIES AND ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY
By: Armand Marie Leroi
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0006531644
ISBN 13: 9780006531647
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Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Pub. date: 3 May, 2005
Pages: 464
Description: Full of fascinating and bizarre cases of genetic mutation and irregularity, `Mutants' is an amazing exploration of the human form in all its beautiful and unique guises.
Synopsis: Full of fascinating and bizarre cases of genetic mutation and irregularity, `Mutants' is an amazing exploration of the human form in all its beautiful and unique guises.Why are most of us born with one nose, two legs, ten fingers and twenty-four ribs - and some of us not? Why do most of us stop growing in our teens - while others just keep going? Why do some us have heads of red hair - and others no hair at all? The human genome, we are told, makes us what we are. But how?Armand Marie Leroi takes us to the extremes of human mutation - from the grotesque to the beautiful, and often both at the same time - to explain how we become what we are. Through the tales of long-lived Croatian dwarves, ostrich-footed Wadoma tribesmen, sex-changing French convent girls, and many more wonders of human development, Leroi has written a brilliant narrative account of our genetic grammar and people whose bodies have revealed it.
Illustrations: 50 b/w illus, Index
Publication: UK
Imprint: HarperPerennial
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