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  • 'TRY to skim this book and you'll find yourself drawn into reading every word. Eye-opening and entertaining, this is cutting-edge history of science that everyone should read ... Throughout his gripping narrative, Jim Endersby shows how today's right answer is almost always tomorrow's wrong one.'

    New Scientist
  • Endersby's technique is a wonderfully roundabout way of telling some of the great stories of modern biology.

    Daily Mail
  • Jim Endersby has come up with a fresh and rewarding approach. He illuminates the story of our understanding of life since 1800... easily readable account of the remarkable progress biologists have made over the past two centuries.

    Sunday Telegraph
  • A highly entertaining and original book...Endersby provides a new perspective on the history of genetics.

    Sunday Times
  • With an enviable lightness of touch, Endersby weaves his scientific threads into a much broader tapestry of cultural history...[an] accessible and engaging account to find out how we got here.

    The Guardian

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