Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise

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While writing this book, Steve Jones had beside him the coral brooch that his sea captain grandfather brought back across the Indian Ocean as a gift for his wife. This simple object is a starting point for a dazzling narrative that touches on a number of the most important issues facing us today. Following in the footsteps of Darwin and Captain Cook, Jones reveals what coral has to tell us about the human genome project, cloning, and the possibility of a cure for cancer and genetic diseases; what insights it can offer us ...

Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise 2008, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349121475

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Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise 2008, Little Brown and Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780316729383

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Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise 2007, Little Brown and Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780316729413

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