Title: Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, A
Authors: Rutherford, Adam
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 419
Year: 2016
Publisher: Orion Books
Language: English
Description: Who would have thought that humans have fewer genes than a banana or a grain of rice? In 2003 the Human Genome Project revealed this information, but their most unexpected discovery was just how little we do know about our genes. Sorting the facts from the hype, author Adam Rutherford gets us up to speed with what we do know: how we came to be, and who we are now.

This is a fascinating and lively account of our collective story spelt out through our genes.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I am a sucker for this 'science explained to the scientifically illiterate' type writing and Rutherford's book was an eye-opener to me."

"I can always tell how much I enjoy a book by how much of it I feel compelled to tell family and friends about it. I have received complaints about becoming repetitive about this one!" It's recommended.

"Accessible and captivating presentation of very complex material."

"This book is packed with information, historic and scientific, fascinating facts with very clear explanations."

"Overall I loved the book. It's not simple but is understandable and enjoyable and well worth the effort."

"Best for people unafraid of non-fiction/science. My social group would run a mile!"

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