The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns On Nurture

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. *This book may have remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780060006792
Categories BX, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Lifestyle, Science and Technology, WBD
Author(s) Matt Ridley
Publisher Harper Perennial
Pages 326
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.31cm x 2.18cm x 20.27cm
Weight 0.47 kg
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