Taking the nature vs. nurture debate to a new level, this fascinating, comprehensive journey into the world of genetic research and molecular biology offers a fresh assessment of the work that has been done in this relatively new field during the last half century-work that has demolished common assumptions and overturned existing theories about what determines our personality and behavior.
William Wright, a biographer and journalist, has written for the New York Times, Town and Countryand Holiday and is the author of numerous books and articles. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Key West, Florida.
"An intriguing survey of genetic influence." -- The Bookwatch, October 1999
"A stimulating and highly readable introduction to the nature-nurture debate. . . . Essential for those who want to keep pace with the rapidly evolving sciences that seek to tell us exactly who we are." -- The New York Times Book Review
"...well-written and forceful." -- Washington Times
"A gifted writer and an astute observer...offers an informative and engrossing account." -- Library Journal
"Precise and witty, sensitive and forward looking." -- Booklist