Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Science - in Comic Form

How do you tell the difference between cells? How many genes does a chicken have? What exactly does DNA do?
Okay, I like science, but honestly, I find it difficult to read. That's why I was so excited to see the new book The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA by Mark Schultz. If you're interested in the why and how of genetics, this is your guide. The pictures are cartoon-style, but still detailed, and super easy to read.*
This guide presents the history of DNA science, what we know, and what is left to find out. Whether you need to know for school or are just interested in finding out, you should definitely give The Stuff of Life a try.
* I especially like the picture of a virus and an exploded cell (page 109). Cool.

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