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The genetic inferno : inside the seven deadly sins / written and illustrated by John J. Medina
Bib ID 2145378
Format BookBook
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Medina, John J., 1956-
 
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Description Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000 
xiii, 341 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521640644
Summary

"By describing the gap that exists between a human behavior and a human gene, this book seeks both to clarify and debunk ideas about the genetic roots of behavior, from the genes of divorce to the tendency to eat chocolate. Using Dante's The Divine Comedy as an organizing framework, The Genetic Inferno explains each of the Seven Deadly Sins, but in terms of modern understanding of genes and brains. Written by a practising research scientist, this book is not for biologists, but for literature majors, business people, parents, and anyone interested in how our genes work to make us behave the way we do."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Introduction
  • 1. The power of physics envy
  • 2. Lust
  • 3. Gluttony
  • 4. Avarice
  • 5. Sloth
  • 6. Wrath
  • 7. Envy
  • 8. Pride
  • Conclusion
 
Notes

Includes bibliography and index.

Subjects Genetic psychology.  |  Behavior genetics.  |  Deadly sins.

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