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The Violinist’s Thumb by Sam Kean.. DNA is in our DNA, so while waiting for nanotechnology to empty the dishwasher, you may enjoy reading how those magical double-helixes manifest themselves in myriad malformations that entertain endlessly.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"As he did in his debut bestseller, The Disappearing Spoon, Sam Kean educates readers about a facet of science with wonderfully witty prose and enthralling anecdotes....Kean's thoughtful, humorous book is a joy to read."

Publishers Weekly

"Kean is one of America's smartest and most charming science writers, and his new book could be perfect for summer readers who prefer some substance with their fun."


Author bio: "Official bio: Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he's a writer in in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, and Science, and has been featured on NPR's ""Radiolab"" and ""All Things Considered."" The Disappearing Spoon, his first book, was a New York Times national bestseller. Read excerpts at" More information can be found here:

Book Details: Science/Technology; (416 pp. Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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