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Shrinking the Cat

Genetic Engineering Before We Knew about Genes

Shrinking the Cat( )
Author: Hubbell, Sue
Series title:. Ser.
ISBN:978-0-618-04027-8
Publication Date:Oct 2001
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

We humans have been tinkering with genes for a long, long time. In Shrinking the Cat, Sue Hubbell shows how this tinkering is the definition of humanness by telling the stories of four important species we created. She tells how we made cats easier to live with by making them smaller and their brains less complicated, taking out much of the alertness that natural selection had packed in. How ancient farmers turned a wild grass into corn, a tremendously important crop that can't...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / General
Science / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
Medical / Ethics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.81 Pounds
Author Biography
Hubbell, Sue (Author)
Sue Hubbell was born Suzanne Gilbert in Kalamazoo, Michigan on January 28, 1935. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California in 1956 and a master's degree in library science from Drexel University in 1965. She worked as a librarian at Trenton State College and as a periodicals librarian at Brown University.

In 1972, she and her first husband moved to a farm in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and took up beekeeping. To supplement the income from honey sales, she wrote freelance articles for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. After they divorced, she continued to run the large beekeeping operation. She also wrote several books including A Country Year: Living the Questions, A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them, Far-Flung Hubbell: Essays from the American Road, and Waiting for Aphrodite: Journeys Into the Time Before Bones. She suffered from dementia and decided to stop eating and drinking on September 9, 2018 because she did not want to eventually be placed under indefinite institutional care. She died on October 13, 2018 at the age of 83.

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