X in Sex by David Bainbridge
Look inside with Google Book Preview
X in Sex
By David Bainbridge

The X in Sex

How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives

By (author) See other recent books by David Bainbridge
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $42.95
Your Price: $38.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.93 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas

X in Sex by David Bainbridge

Book Description

A tiny scrap of genetic information determines our sex; it also consigns many of us to a life of disease, directs or disrupts the everyday working of our bodies, and forces women to live as genetic chimeras. The culprit--so necessary and yet the source of such upheaval--is the X chromosome, and this is its story. An enlightening and entertaining tour of the cultural and natural history of this intriguing member of the genome, The X in Sex traces the journey toward our current understanding of the nature of X. From its chance discovery in the nineteenth century to the promise and implications of ongoing research, David Bainbridge shows how the X evolved and where it and its counterpart Y are going, how it helps assign developing human babies their sex--and maybe even their sexuality--and how it affects our lives in infinitely complex and subtle ways. X offers cures for disease, challenges our cultural, ethical, and scientific assumptions about maleness and femaleness, and has even reshaped our views of human evolution and human nature.

Buy X in Sex book by David Bainbridge from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780674016217
ISBN-10: 0674016211
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author David Bainbridge

Curvology by David Bainbridge Curvology, Paperback / softback (November 2016)

Anatomy professor David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology and psychology to look at women's bodies in our ancestral past, our self-image-obsessed present, and our surgically enhanced future.

Middle Age by David Bainbridge Middle Age, Paperback (March 2013)

A vet turns forty and discovers sound - and surprising - zoological evidence that he's about to experience the best years of his life

Teenagers by David Bainbridge Teenagers, Paperback (January 2010)

During the second decade of human life, the body and brain undergo a profound and complex transformation, with emotions and intellect changing as rapidly and unpredictably as weight and height. These changes can be baffling to teenagers and to those around them alike. This title explains the strange and wonderful science of the teenage years.

» View all books by David Bainbridge


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about X in Sex book by David Bainbridge and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - David Bainbridge

David Bainbridge is University Clinical Veterinary Anatomist at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. Catharine's College.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by David Bainbridge close
Curvology by David Bainbridge
Curvology by David Bainbridge
Curvology by David Bainbridge
Curvology by David Bainbridge
Intellectual Property Asset Management by David Bainbridge
Intellectual Property Asset Management by David Bainbridge
Middle Age by David Bainbridge
Middle Age by David Bainbridge
Teenagers by David Bainbridge
Beyond the Zonules of Zinn by David Bainbridge
How to Build a Digital Library by David Bainbridge
Legal Protection of Computer Software by David Bainbridge
Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration by David Bainbridge
Software Copyright Law by David Bainbridge
Straw Bale House by David Bainbridge
BoomerangBooks.com.au close