2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Finalist "Science book of the year"--The GuardianOne of New York Times 100 Notable Books for 2018One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Books of 2018One of Kirkus's Best Books of 2018 One of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018One of Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2018"Extraordinary"--New York Times Book Review "Magisterial"--The Atlantic"Engrossing"--Wired"Leading contender as the most outstanding nonfiction work of the year"--Minneapolis Sta..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTIONShe Has Her Mother’s Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. As the technology for stud..