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The violinist's thumb

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Kean, Sam.
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This approachable introduction to genetics has a fun, irreverent style that focuses on how combinations of genes can shape individual personalities and achievements - and perhaps, even world history. One key example Keane uses is that of the famed violinist, Nicolo Paganini, whose hereditary genetic condition contributed to the amazing flexibility of his hands and made him an unparalleled musical virtuoso. The book does an admirable job of showing how our understanding of science can be applied to everyday experiences.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
04/08/17