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A vibrantly informative and provocative look at the war against cancer - from the age of dinosaurs through to today and beyond.

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GEORGE JOHNSON writes regularly about science for the New York Times. He has also written for National Geographic, Slate, Discover, Scientific American, Wired, and The Atlantic, and his work has been included in The Best American Science Writing. A former Alicia Patterson fellow, he has received awards from PEN and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his books were twice finalists for the Royal Society's book prize. He appears regularly on "Science Faction" on bloggingheads.tv and writes the blog "Fire in the Mind" for Discover. He lives in Santa Fe.

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Rich and sweeping...this is a book for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer, which is just about everyone -- Barbara Ehrenreich
Compact, elegant...gripping... Everyone who is concerned about cancer - that is every thinking adult - should read The Cancer Chronicles -- Charles C. Mann
A highly captivating book that meticulously explains the current scientific understanding of cancer * Times Literary Supplement *
A fascinating compilation of selected discoveries in cancer research that helped shape his deeper understanding of the disease process -- Mary L. Disis * Science *
Johnson elegantly tells a fascinating chronological tale of cancer * British Journal of General Practice *

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