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The Myth of Race: Our DNA Defines Who We Are Paperback – January 21, 2011

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About the Author

Dr. Spelsberg has a Ph.D. in Biochemical Genetics, and is a researcher in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has been a principal scientist at the Mayo Clinic for almost four decades. During his career, he has also worked for MD Anderson Cancer Center, as well as Vanderbilt University.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: TCS Scientific (January 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615440304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615440309
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,582,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book reads very well, is informative, funny, and made me feel smarter. Strongly recommend. Every high school sociology class should have this as required reading!!!
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In "The Myth of Race", Dr. Spelsberg puts his vast knowledge of biology, genetics, and history into lay terms which are easy for the book's readers to understand. This book is indeed Spelsberg's personal masterpiece, a culmination of research and findings regarding both science and human history - who we are, why we are who we are, and how we got that way. Excellent and well-executed in presentation and form, "The Myth of Race" is a must-read!
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The author merely states the obvious in an easy to read, breezy style. Never professorial he lays out eveything in everyman terms with all the genetic ducks in a row. You can knock the book off in no time and will come out on the other side more informed and headed down the right path of the "race" conversation. The author pins "race' down for what it is..a social invention that has no biological basis in fact!
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