This is a hilarious, yet serious and well presented tutorial on genetics. Genetics is an important topic because recent discoveries have determined that genetics control not just skin, hair and eye color, but behavior, vices, political persuasion, mental disorders, intelligence, pretty much everything about you. Your children are products of genetics, your genes plus your spouse's genes, but this book will explain that it's not just an analog blending of traits. Mendelian distribution of traits is explained in exquisite, yet hilarious detail. Learn the difference between meiosis and mitosis, understand the history of these discoveries from the caveman to Darwin to the most recent finds. A great book for only a buck!
About a month ago I was working the Booknook and noticed a book on the shelf called The Executor's Guide. My mother had passed away back in January and I knew that my brother, the executor and successor trustee of my mother's estate was having health problems. So on a whim I picked it up for a buck. Two days later I got a letter in the mail. It was from my brother's attorney notifying me that I was going to become the new successor trustee because my brother could not fulfil the duties due to his health issues. What an amazing coincidence! It's been a really helpful guide that has smoothed the transition and helped me do things right so there are no slip-ups in this very important matter. What luck!
We have a copy of Allen Ludden's (the host of TV's Password) Plain Talk! For Men Under 21!
This book was published in 1954 and this particular copy was bought by a mother for her son in 1963 and contains a heartfelt note in the front matter. If you want to see how things have changed since the 1960s, this book will really lay it out for you. Should you kiss at the end of a first date? I can imagine Allen Ludden's take on Portland's mayor Sam Adams having sex with Beau Breedlove on his 18th birthday welcoming him to the Gay community.
This book is full of archaic advice that reminds us life was at one time, pretty safe, friendly and wholesome. Now you never know what's coming your way!
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