By Sam Kean
From bestselling writer Sam Kean comes extra fabulous tales of technological know-how, historical past, language, and track, as advised via our personal DNA.
In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling writer Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic desk. within the VIOLINIST'S THUMB, he explores the wonders of the paranormal construction block of lifestyles: DNA.
There are genes to provide an explanation for loopy cat girls, why people haven't any fingerprints, and why a few humans live on nuclear bombs. Genes light up every thing from JFK's bronze pores and skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They turn out that Neanderthals and people bred millions of years extra lately than any people could suppose cozy considering. they could even permit a few humans, a result of remarkable flexibility in their thumbs and hands, to turn into actually singular violinists.
Kean's brilliant storytelling once more makes technology enjoyable, explaining human background and whimsy whereas exhibiting how DNA will effect our species' future.