RAVE REVIEWS for SEX, LOVE and DNA
Sex, Love and DNA has received enthusiastic reviews from literary critics and professional biologists alike, as well as from everyday people with no scientific training.
Sex, Love and DNA is a wonderful introduction to genetics. Reading this book raises a feeling similar to watching one of those fascinating National Geographic specials--the one where you are so entertained, you do not realize you are learning.
Scientist, educator, and seasoned writer Peter Schattner takes a difficult topic and translates it into everyday language.
Schattner uses stories and anecdotes and then breaks it down to mini lessons... what makes his book so attention grabbing is Schattner's fastidiousness to that question-story-research design and by always raising questions that have universal appeal.
Sex, Love and DNA is not only immensely absorbing and eye opening from one chapter to the next, but a tool that offers readers an opportunity to come face to face with facts that, if taken seriously, will lead to wholesome viewpoints toward the human race.
From the veteran science writer who brought us Genomes, Browsers and Databases comes a compendium for laypeople on the breakthroughs of molecular biology…Throughout, stories about real people help ground the detailed science.
Author Schattner writes crisply, offering lucid definitions to technical terms. …Schattner occasionally seasons with a dry wit that will keep readers from being overwhelmed.
A marvelous entrance for those ready to plunge into popular science.
Sex, Love and DNA: What Molecular Biology Teaches Us About Being Human is one of those titles that is hard to resist even it may sound a bit intimidating.
[Sex, Love and DNA] will astound and entertain you far more than any science fiction might. It is a fascinating journey into the biology of our cells as the author explains how proteins and DNA affect our lives... This book explores the mysteries of being human and I heartily recommend it.
A fantastic job of communicating complex subjects in a way the layperson can understand and connect with.
Sex, Love & DNA has also been widely praised by scientific professionals. Here’s a sampling of they have said:
“Wonderfully informative, and also accurate and authoritative… there were many insightful revelations in Schattner’s book that I am now incorporating in my own presentations to students and colleagues… not only educational, but makes for an enjoyable read.”
— Professor Karl Skorecki, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
“Will inspire lay-persons and scientists alike. As a scientist (biochemistry, nutritional sciences), educator and author, I was transfixed, delighted and amazed by the wealth of material covered in his book… A thought-provoking examination of how biology impacts emotions, intellect, physical abilities, health, and longevity.”
— Professor (Emeritus) Amy Block Joy, University of California, Davis
“This book is fun to read, thought-provoking, and explains science to those who don’t spend their lives studying it. … [Schattner’s] enthusiasm for the process of scientific discovery is obvious throughout, and infectious, and his treatment of some of the complex ethical issues in the study of human biology is balanced and well thought-out.”
— Ellen Daniell, formerly Professor of Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Though many scientists have praised Sex, Love & DNA, the book is primarily intended for people with absolutely no training in modern biology. Here’s a sampling of what such non-scientist readers have said about the book on Amazon.
“I am not usually drawn to books about biology but this book intrigued me right from its title. To put it succinctly, I loved it. I felt like I was being led into a new world that kept expanding my mind. Schattner does a wonderful job of drawing on discoveries that are fascinating, and even amusing”
— Joan Meyers, retired elementary school teacher
“As a child, I was denied any exposure to the sciences due to my mother’s religion [Christian Science]… I never thought I could understand, much less enjoy a science book… now, I don’t skip over scientific articles in newspapers and magazines.”
— Beverly Littlejohn, interior designer and weaver