Armand Marie Leroi – Mutants


Stepping effortlessly from myth to cutting-edge science, Mutants gives a brilliant narrative account of our genetic code and the captivating people whose bodies have revealed it – a French convent girl who found herself changing sex at puberty; children who, echoing Homer’s Cyclops, are born with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads; a village of long-lived Croatian dwarves; one family, whose bodies were entirely covered with hair, was kept at the Burmese royal court for four generations and gave Darwin one of his keenest insights into heredity.

This elegant, humane, and engaging book “captures what we know of the development of what makes us human” (Nature).

Author: Armand Marie Leroi
Narrator: Nigel Patterson
Duration: 9 hours 21 minutes
Released: 19 Jul 2005
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Very well presented as concepts described are at best impossible to understand. I was impressed with the level of detail. The reader will be amazed at facts about areas that I never knew had issues.