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Author Le Fanu, James.

Title Why us? : how science rediscovered the mystery of ourselves / James Le Fanu.

Imprint New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    599.9 LEF    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    599.9 LEF    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    599.9 LEF    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xv, 303 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-292) and index.
Contents Introduction: A mystery to ourselves -- Science triumphant, almost -- The ascent of man : a riddle in two parts -- The limits of science 1 : the Quixotic universe -- The (evolutionary) 'reason for everything' : certainty -- The (evolutionary) 'reason for everything' : doubt -- The limits of science 2 : the impenetrable helix -- The fall of man : a tragedy in two acts -- The limits of science 3 : the unfathomable brain -- The silence -- Restoring man to his pedestal.
Summary Describes how in the recent past science has come face-to-face with two seemingly unanswerable questions concerning the nature of genetic inheritance and the workings of the brain-- questions that suggest there is, after all, "more than we can know."
Subject Genes.
Evolution (Biology)
Human beings.
ISBN 9780375421983

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