Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Science > science
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Special Offers, New Products and Forum Updates
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves
 
 
Author
James Le Fanu.
Publisher Pantheon  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9780375421983
Pages/Publication Date 303/2009
Daedalus Item Code 12145
List Price: $26.95
Sale Price: $5.98 $2.98
You Save: $23.97
Qty
          Tell a friend
Our Picks Great Deals Clearance Sale
Description
The triumph of science in explaining man's unique place in the universe might seem almost complete. But in this lucid and provocative book, physician and columnist James Le Fanu describes how science still comes up against two seemingly unanswerable questions concerning the nature of genetic inheritance and the workings of the brain, suggesting there is, after all, more than we can know. "Scientists do not 'do' wonder," he writes in his introduction. "Rather ... they have interpreted the world through the prism of supposing there is nothing in principle that cannot be accounted for." But Le Fanu argues that it is simply not possible to get from the sequence of genes strung out along the double helix to the infinite beauty and diversity of the living world.

"[The author posits] that life is finally inexplicable, and the universe full of mysteries that are inaccessible to scientific probing. The fact that these rarely stated realities are so superbly brought to life here makes this a brave, brilliant and fascinating book."Sunday Telegraph (London)

 
You might also like:
Life Explained
Michel Morange.
Studio: Yale/Editions Odile Jacob.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780300137323.  Daedalus Item Code: 21832
List Price: $25.00 Sale Price: $5.98 $4.98 You Save: $20.02
The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA
Jeff Wheelwright.
Studio: Norton.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780393081916.  Daedalus Item Code: 38076
List Price: $26.95 Sale Price: $5.98 You Save: $20.97
The Human Genome: The Book of Essential Knowledge
John Quackenbush. John Sulston, foreword.
Studio: Curiosity Guides.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9781936140152.  Daedalus Item Code: 40901
List Price: $14.95 Sale Price: $3.98 You Save: $10.97
The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Extraordinary True Stories Written by Our Genetic Code
Sam Kean.
Studio: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780857520289.  Daedalus Item Code: 42654
List Price: Import Sale Price: $6.98
The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent and Intelligence is Wrong
David Shenk.
Studio: Icon.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9781848312180.  Daedalus Item Code: 42706
List Price: Import Sale Price: $3.98
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2013 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com
3