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The DNA mystique the gene as a cultural icon by Dorothy Nelkin

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Published by Freeman in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Genetics -- Folklore,
  • DNA -- Folklore,
  • Genes -- Folklore

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-260) and index.

StatementDorothy Nelkin, M. Susan Lindee.
ContributionsLindee, M. Susan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH430 .N46 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 276 p. :
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1121902M
ISBN 100716727099
LC Control Number94048711

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