The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA

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Macmillan, Jan 23, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 160 pages
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Let's face it: From adenines to zygotes, from cytokinesis to parthenogenesis, even the basics of genetics can sound utterly alien. So who better than an alien to explain it all? Enter Bloort 183, a scientist from an asexual alien race threatened by disease, who's been charged with researching the fundamentals of human DNA and evolution and laying it all out in clear, simple language so that even his slow-to-grasp-the-point leader can get it. In the hands of the award-winning writer Mark Schultz, Bloort's predicament becomes the means of giving even the most science-phobic reader a complete introduction to the history and science of genetics that's as easy to understand as it is entertaining to read.

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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

Introduces genetic concepts, via an alien character who has researched earth to give data to his ruler. Some amusing script, and creative images. Since I had already taken a genetics class, a lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Irishdart - LibraryThing

Bloort 138 is a biological scientist sent to Earth to look for answers to his world’s current health crisis. He is back and reporting on the science of genetics in terms that even the royal family can ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Mark Schultz has written for DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and his scripts and illustrations--most notably for his tour-de-force series Xenozoic Tales (also known as Cadillacs and Dinosaurs) and Superman--have garnered five Harvey Awards, two Eisners, and an Inkpot.

Illustrators Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon have worked for clients ranging from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to DC Comics, collaborating on such titles as The Replacement God and Smax and winning two Eisners for their work on Top 10.

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