The Genius Within: Discovering The Intelligence Of Every Living Thing

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The Genius Within: Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing

Can bacteria be as smart as we are? Can ants think? And fish? Yes, says Frank Vertosick, a neurosurgeon who combats our elitism about intelligence in this brilliant book.
A gifted writer and author of the widely praised Why We Hurt, Vertosick shows us that intelligence--the ability to react to the outside world, to change behavior, and survive-can be found wherever life exists. He demonstrates the keen intelligence of our immune system, how lowly bacteria mutate and outwit antibiotics, and how canny cancer cells elude our natural defenses.
A fascinating journey through worlds of unknown science and an unsettling argument against our valuing of brain intelligence above all else, The Genius Within tells a fascinating scientific story, one that could shake our ethical foundation to its core.

Specifications of The Genius Within: Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing

GENERAL
AuthorDr. Frank T. Vertosick Jr.
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100151005516
ISBN-139780151005512
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
Number Of Pages368
Publication Date2002-06-05
DIMENSIONS
Height1.16 inch.
Length9.36 inch.
Width6.44 inch.
Weight1.42 pounds.

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