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The Resource Living with our genes : why they matter more than you think, Dean Hamer and Peter Copeland

Living with our genes : why they matter more than you think, Dean Hamer and Peter Copeland

Label
Living with our genes : why they matter more than you think
Title
Living with our genes
Title remainder
why they matter more than you think
Statement of responsibility
Dean Hamer and Peter Copeland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The nature-nurture controversy has never been more hotly debated. Scientists send shock waves through the culture whenever their new theories of what is biologically inherited - as opposed to socially learned - confront our old ideas about the self. Nowhere are these ideas more arduously tested than in the labs of molecular geneticist Dean Hamer, whose discoveries of specific genes linked to behavioral traits - such as anxiety, thrill-seeking, and homosexuality - prove without a doubt that we are in large part hardwired to behave the way we do. Hamer is one of a small group of researchers mapping the human personality. Hamer shows how much of our behavior is heavily influenced by genes, including how much we eat and how much we weigh, how we think, how much we drink, use drugs, and have sex. He also sheds light on some of the most compelling and vexing aspects of personality, such as shyness, aggression, depression, and intelligence. Each chapter draws on the most cutting-edge research available and provides the reader with a blueprint for understanding himself and his family. Then Hamer closes the book with a chilling scenario that imagines the inner life of a genetically cloned scientist's son
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
155.2/34
Index
index present
LC call number
BF798
LC item number
.H35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1998 F-391
  • BF 798
NLM item number
H214L 1998
Label
Living with our genes : why they matter more than you think, Dean Hamer and Peter Copeland
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random046/97029818.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-344) and index
Contents
Emotional instinct: the genetic roots of personality -- Thrills: getting high on life -- Worry: seeing the world darkly -- Anger: aggression, crime, and violence -- Addiction: drinking, smoking, and drug abuse -- Sex: men and women in love -- Thinking: inheriting intelligence -- Hunger: body weight and eating habits -- Aging: the biological clock -- Engineering temperament: cloning and the future politics of personality
Control code
180343
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9780385485838
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97029818
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37443087
  • (OCoLC)37443087
Label
Living with our genes : why they matter more than you think, Dean Hamer and Peter Copeland
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random046/97029818.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-344) and index
Contents
Emotional instinct: the genetic roots of personality -- Thrills: getting high on life -- Worry: seeing the world darkly -- Anger: aggression, crime, and violence -- Addiction: drinking, smoking, and drug abuse -- Sex: men and women in love -- Thinking: inheriting intelligence -- Hunger: body weight and eating habits -- Aging: the biological clock -- Engineering temperament: cloning and the future politics of personality
Control code
180343
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9780385485838
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97029818
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37443087
  • (OCoLC)37443087

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