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.
Schultz, Mark, 1955-
The stuff of life
a graphic guide to genetics and DNA
New York : Hill and Wang, 2009.
150 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,24 cm.
How the system works: the molecular story
How the system works: sex and the cellular life
How the system works: everyone gets an inheritance
Applying all that stuff: for the greater good
Applying all that stuff: into the future through the past.
Statement of Responsibility:
written by Mark Schultz ; art by Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145).
Genetics Comic books, strips, etc.
DNA Comic books, strips, etc.