The Best Books About Genetics

List of best books about genetics, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on genetics are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched genetics bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about genetics. If you're looking for a list of top books on genetics then you're in the right place.

You can rank all of these books, from The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution to Brave new worlds. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about genetics?" after checking out this list.

This greatest genetics book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these genetics books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Genetics is a topic that both Dean Koontz and Ken Follett have written books about, as have other fantastic authors.

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  • The Selfish Gene
    1
    Richard Dawkins
    38 votes
    • Subjects: Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Natural history, Science, Biology
    The Selfish Gene is a book on sociobiology by Richard Dawkins, first published in 1976, with the purpose "to examine the biology of selfishness and altruism". Dawkins used the term "selfish gene" as ...more
  • The Encyclopedia of Genetics is a print encyclopedia of genetics edited by Sydney Brenner and Jeffrey H. Miller. It has four volumes and 1,700 entries. It is available online at ...more
    • Subjects: Embryology, Genetics
    • Subjects: Anthropology, Biological anthropology, Civilization, Evolution, Human evolution
    • Genres (Book): Non-fiction
    The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution is a book by Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending.
  • A feeling for the organism
    5
    6 votes
    • Subjects: Women, United States of America, Biology, Genomics, Genetics
    • Genres (Book): Biography, Autobiography, Science
  • The Extended Phenotype
    6
    Richard Dawkins
    10 votes
    • Subjects: Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Natural history, Science, Biology
    The extended phenotype is a biological concept introduced by Richard Dawkins in a 1982 book with the same title. The main idea is that phenotype should not be limited to biological processes such as ...more