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The Agile Gene - How Nature Turns on Nurture (Paperback, 1st Perennial ed) Loot Price: R269
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The Agile Gene - How Nature Turns on Nurture (Paperback, 1st Perennial ed)

Matt Ridley

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Armed with extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley turns his attention to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a thoughtful book about the roots of human behavior.

Ridley recounts the hundred years' war between the partisans of nature and nurture to explain how this paradoxical creature, the human being, can be simultaneously free-willed and motivated by instinct and culture. With the decoding of the human genome, we now know that genes not only predetermine the broad structure of the brain, they also absorb formative experiences, react to social cues, and even run memory. They are consequences as well as causes of the will.

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Imprint: HarperPerennial
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: February 2007
First published: July 2004
Authors: Matt Ridley
Dimensions: 202 x 133 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 326
Edition: 1st Perennial ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-000679-2
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Genetics (non-medical) > General
LSN: 0-06-000679-X
Barcode: 9780060006792

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