Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are by Lawrence WrightTwins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are by Lawrence Wright

Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are

byLawrence Wright

Hardcover | February 1, 1999

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A New York Times Notable Book for 1998

Critical acclaim for Lawrence Wright's

A Rhone-Poulenc Science Prize Finalist

""This is a book about far more than twins: it is about what twins can tell us about ourselves.""—The New York Times

""With plenty of amazing stories about the similarities and differences of twins, Wright respectfully shows, too, how their special circumstance in life challenges our notions of individuality. A truly fascinating but sometimes spooky (Mengele's experiments with twins at Auschwitz figure among Wright's examples) study.""—American Library Association

""Like so much of Wright's work, this book is a pleasure to read. Because he writes so well, without pushing a particular point of view, he soon has you pondering questions you have tended to comfortably ignore.""—Austin American-Statesman

""Informative and entertaining . . . a provocative subject well considered by a talented journalist.""—Kirkus Reviews

Lawrence Wright (born August 2, 1947), Pulitzer Prize winning author, graduated from Tulane University and spent two years teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. Wright is the author of the book...
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Title:Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We AreFormat:HardcoverDimensions:212 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:Turner Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1630262455

ISBN - 13:9781630262457

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* ""A totally convincing introduction to behavioral genetics, based chiefly on studies of identical twins raised separately.""—The New York Times""This is a book about far more than twins: it is about what twins can tell us about ourselves.""—The New York Times""With plenty of amazing stories about the similarities and differences of twins, Wright respectfully shows, too, how their special circumstance in life challenges our notions of individuality. A truly fascinating but sometimes spooky (Mengele's experiments with twins at Auschwitz figure among Wright's examples) study.""—American Library Association""Like so much of Wright's work, this book is a pleasure to read. Because he writes so well, without pushing a particular point of view, he soon has you pondering questions you have tended to comfortably ignore.""—Austin American-Statesman""Informative and entertaining . . . A provocative subject well considered by a talented journalist.""—Kirkus Reviews