A finalist for the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Award as well as a New York Times Notable Book, Carl Zimmer's fascinating in-depth study redefines "heredity" and offers a big picture perspective on what can be passed down and what can't. We say we inherit our genes from our ancestors, but we inherit other things that matter as much or more to our lives, from microbes that alter our chemistry to technologies that make life more comfortable.
"Zimmer dispels longstanding scientific misconceptions, introduces facts that may surprise you and brings readers on a delightful journey of genetic discovery."—NYTimes