Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Bloomsbury Sigma)

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Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9781472933737
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: English
Page Count: 304
Size: 8.74" l x 5.51" w x 1.08"
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Making the Monster explores the science behind Mary Shelley's book. From tales of reanimated zombie kittens to electrical experiments on human cadavers, Kathryn Harkup examines the science and scientists that influenced Mary Shelley and inspired her most famous creation, Victor Frankenstein. While, thankfully, we are still far from being able to recreate Victor's "creature," scientists have tried to create the building blocks of life, and the dream of creating life-forms from scratch is now tantalizingly close.

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