Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise

Awards:   Short-listed for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2008 Short-listed for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2008 (UK) Shortlisted for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2008.
Author:   Professor Steve Jones
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN:  

9780349121475


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   03 July 2008
Format:   Paperback
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  • Short-listed for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2008
  • Short-listed for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2008 (UK)
  • Shortlisted for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2008.

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Author:   Professor Steve Jones
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint:   Abacus
Dimensions:   Width: 19.70cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 12.60cm
Weight:   0.184kg
ISBN:  

9780349121475


ISBN 10:   0349121478
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   03 July 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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One of science's best writers GUARDIAN He has an ability verging on the magical to compress into a scentence a discovery that took twenty scientists twenty years to make. ... I urge you to read this book SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Jones rallies literature, politics, myth and commitment to the cause of preserving coral reefs ... Wittily, pithily and passionately put THE TIMES This is a startling, energetic and provocative read. It's also surprisingly funny DAILY MAIL


'One of science's best writers' GUARDIAN 'He has an ability verging on the magical to compress into a scentence a discovery that took twenty scientists twenty years to make. ... I urge you to read this book' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Jones rallies literature, politics, myth and commitment to the cause of preserving coral reefs ... Wittily, pithily and passionately put' THE TIMES 'This is a startling, energetic and provocative read. It's also surprisingly funny' DAILY MAIL 'A great writer ... witty, engaging ... He is the Stephen Fry of popular science writing and this book will not disapoint' BBC FOCUS


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Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College London and the president of the Galton Institute. He delivered the BBC Reith Lectures in 1991, appears frequently on radio and television and is a regular columnist for the Daily Telegraph. See www.ystevejones.com

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