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    • Domesticated

    • Evolution in a Man-Made World
    • By: Richard C. Francis
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Without our domesticated plants and animals, human civilization as we know it would not exist. We would still be living at subsistence level as hunter-gatherers if not for domestication. It is no accident that the cradle of civilization - the Middle East - is where sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, and cats commenced their fatefully intimate associations with humans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic exploration of man and nature

    • By Conor Cox on 09-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Epigenetics

    • The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance
    • By: Richard C. Francis
    • Narrated by: Kurt Elftmann
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The burgeoning new science of epigenetics offers a cornucopia of insights - some comforting, some frightening. For example, the male fetus may be especially vulnerable to certain common chemicals in our environment, in ways that damage not only his own sperm but also the sperm of his sons. And it’s epigenetics that causes identical twins to vary widely in their susceptibility to dementia and cancer. But here’s the good news: unlike mutations, epigenetic effects are reversible. Indeed, epigenetic engineering is the future of medicine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Biology background helpful

    • By Dylan Carmody on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $14.95