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The Cartoon Guide to Genetics by Larry Gonick and Mark Wheelis


I read through this book while I was doing some research about genetics for my novel. As you may have guessed from the title, this book is illustrated. untitled

Even though this book is filled with pictures, don’t let that stop you from taking it seriously. The Cartoon Guide to Genetics is in depth enough to give you a knowledgeable understanding of the history of genetics and the basics of how they actually work.

I have read similar books like this in the past about Darwin and Freud and those were good reads as well. I would recommend this book and those like it for anyone trying to get an uncomplicated concise view of complex subjects. Plus, the illustrations are quite humorous.

The best part of this book is that by the end of it, I really did learn something and have a pretty good grasp of the mechanics of genetics. As I said, I would recommend this book, especially if you are studying genetics and need a non-text book source to read.