Shrinking the Cat (Paperback)

Genetic Engineering Before We Knew About Genes

By Sue Hubbell

Mariner Books, 9780618257485, 176pp.

Publication Date: December 12, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/15/2001)

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Description

In this timely and controversial work, Sue Hubbell contends that the concept of genetic engineering is anything but new, for humans have been tinkering with genetics for centuries. Focusing on four specific examples — corn, silkworms, domestic cats, and apples — she traces the histories of species that have been fundamentally altered over the centuries by the whims and needs of people.


About the Author

Sue Hubbell was the author of eight books, including A Country Year and New York Times Notable Book A Book of Bees. She wrote for the New Yorker, the St. Louis Post-DispatchSmithsonian, and Time, and was a frequent contributor to the “Hers” column of the New York Times