Steve Jones - Author

About the Author

Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College, London and has worked at universities in the USA, Australia and Africa. He gave the Reith Lectures in 1991 and presented a BBC TV series on human genetics and evolution in 1996. He is a columnist for the Daily Telegraph.

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Almost Like A Whale The Origin Of Species Updated

Almost Like A Whale The Origin Of Species Updated

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2018

In his new book, Steve Jones takes on the challenge of going back to the book of the millennium, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species. Before The Origin, biology was a set of unconnected facts. Darwin made it into a science, linked by the theory of evolution, the grammar of the living world.It reveals ties between cancer and the genetics of fish, between brewing and inherited disease, between the sex lives of crocodiles and the politics of Brazil. Darwin used the biology of the nineteenth century to prove his case. Now, that science has been revolutionized and his case can be reargued using the twentieth century's astonishing advances. From AIDS to dinosaurs, from conservation to cloned sheep, bursting with anecdotes, jokes and irresistible facts, Almost Like a Whale is a popular account of the science that makes biology make sense. It will catch the millennial mood and tell all those for whom Darwin is merely a familiar name what he really meant. It exposes the Darwinian delusions which try (and fail) to explain human behaviour in evolutionary terms, and, while giving an up-to-date account of our own past, shows how humans are the first species to step beyond the constraints of biology.

Psychology Express: Research Methods in Psychology (Undergraduate Revision Guide)

Psychology Express: Research Methods in Psychology (Undergraduate Revision Guide)

Author: Steve Jones, Mark Forshaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

This revision guide provides concise coverage of the central topics within Research Methods in Psychology, presented within a framework designed to help you focus on assessment and exams. The text encapsulates all the subject matter listed in the BPS Qualifying Examination syllabus for the area. The structure of the book represents a logical, linear progress through your typical learning in relation to Research Methods in Psychology. The two authors bring their clear, accessible style to bear on this, making the normally 'dry' subject matter seem more lively and engaging. The chapter on writing reports is deliberately left to the end since this is the natural culmination of your research process. Sample questions, assessment advice and exam tips drive the organisation within chapters so you are able to grasp and marshal your thoughts towards revision of the main topics. Features focused on critical thinking, practical applications and key research will offer additional pointers for you in your revision process and exam preparation. A companion website provides supporting resources for self testing, exam practice, answers to questions in the book, and links to further resources.

Brand Like a Rockstar

Brand Like a Rockstar

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2018

This book takes the reader beyond the hype to reveal the core marketing and branding strategies behind the success of the world's greatest bands. Features: Become a branding legend by learning from the superstars of rock and roll. By combining the glitz and flash of the rock stage with sound business advice, the author transcends the tedium of most marketing books and delivers a rockin' guide to building a blockbuster brand; Memorable anecdotes put a new spin on the branding process. The author's encyclopaedic knowledge of rock will impress any music fan. Readers will learn inside information about the world's most popular bands that translates directly and memorably into actionable business practices; Written by a rock and roll veteran with a high volume platform. As the leading consultant for one of Canada's biggest radio station chains, the author has earned his street cred in the world's most outrageous business. The author's company will support the book with promotions on their radio stations and at rock-related events throughout Canada and the United States.

Lonely Boy Tales from a Sex Pistol

Lonely Boy Tales from a Sex Pistol

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Foreword by Chrissie Hynde Without the Sex Pistols there would be no Punk. And without Steve Jones there would be no Sex Pistols. It was Steve who formed Kutie Jones and his Sex Pistols, the band that eventually went on to become the Sex Pistols, with his schoolmate Paul Cook and who was its original leader. As the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of Punk - the influence and cultural significance of which is felt in music, fashion and the visual arts to this day - Steve tells his story for the very first time. Steve's modern Dickensian tale begins in the streets of Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush, West London, where as a lonely, neglected boy living off his wits and petty thievery he is given purpose by the glam art rock of David Bowie and Roxy Music and becomes one of the first generation of ragamuffin punks taken under the wings of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. For the very first time Steve describes the sadness of never having known his dad, the neglect and abuse he suffered at the hands of his step father, and how his interest in music and fashion saved him from a potential life of crime spent in remand centres and prison. From the Kings Road of the early seventies, through the years of the Sex Pistols, Punk Rock and the recording of Never Mind the Bollocks (ranked number 41 in Rolling Stone magazine's Best Albums of All Time), to his self-imposed exile in New York and Los Angeles where he battled with alcohol, heroin and sex addiction - caught in a cycle of rehab and relapse - Lonely Boy, written with music journalist and author Ben Thompson, is the story of an unlikely guitar hero who, with the Sex Pistols, changed history.

Evolution (A Ladybird Expert Book)

Evolution (A Ladybird Expert Book)

Author: Steve Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

** AN IDEAL GIFT FOR A YOUNG PERSON WITH AN OPEN AND ENQUIRING MIND. ** Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Evolution is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to Charles Darwin's pioneering and revolutionary theory of how all life changes through natural selection. Written by broadcaster, prize-winning author and geneticist Professor Steve Jones, it explores the extraordinary diversity of life on our planet through the complex interactions of one very simple theory. You'll discover the common origins of dogs and Brussels sprouts, how it is we're all mutants, where wings, ears and tails came from, why sex is good for you, how some dinosaurs evolved and survived, and why human evolution may finally have stopped. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include: * Climate Change * Quantum Mechanics For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

Lonely Boy

Lonely Boy

Author: Steve Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2017

Without the Sex Pistols there would be no punk. And without Steve Jones there would be no Sex Pistols. It was Steve who, with his schoolmate Paul Cook, formed the band that eventually went on to become the Sex Pistols and who was its original leader. As the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of punk--the influence and cultural significance of which is felt in music, fashion, and the visual arts to this day--Steve tells his story for the very first time.Steve Jones's modern Dickensian tale began in the street of Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush, West London, where as a lonely, neglected boy living off his wits and petty thievery he was given purpose by the glam art rock of David Bowie and Roxy Music. He became one of the first generation of ragamuffin punks taken under the wings of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood.In Lonely Boy, Steve describes the sadness of never having known his real dad, the abuse he suffered at the hands of his stepfather, and how his interest in music and fashion saved him from a potential life of crime spent in remand centers and prisons. He takes readers on his journey from the Kings Road of the early '70s through the years of the Sex Pistols, punk rock, and the recording of "e;Anarchy in the UK"e; and Never Mind the Bollocks. He recounts his infamous confrontation on Bill Grundy's Today program--the interview that ushered in the "e;Filth and the Fury"e; headlines that catapulted punk into the national consciousness. And he delves into the details of his self-imposed exile in New York and Los Angeles, where he battled alcohol, heroin, and sex addiction but eventually emerged to gain fresh acclaim as an actor and radio host.Lonely Boy is the story of an unlikely guitar hero who, with the Sex Pistols, transformed twentieth-century culture and kick-started a social revolution.

Lonely Boy Tales from a Sex Pistol

Lonely Boy Tales from a Sex Pistol

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2016

Foreword by Chrissie Hynde Without the Sex Pistols there would be no Punk. And without Steve Jones there would be no Sex Pistols. It was Steve who formed Kutie Jones and his Sex Pistols, the band that eventually went on to become the Sex Pistols, with his schoolmate Paul Cook and who was its original leader. As the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of Punk - the influence and cultural significance of which is felt in music, fashion and the visual arts to this day - Steve tells his story for the very first time. Steve's modern Dickensian tale begins in the streets of Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush, West London, where as a lonely, neglected boy living off his wits and petty thievery he is given purpose by the glam art rock of David Bowie and Roxy Music and becomes one of the first generation of ragamuffin punks taken under the wings of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. For the very first time Steve describes the sadness of never having known his dad, the neglect and abuse he suffered at the hands of his step father, and how his interest in music and fashion saved him from a potential life of crime spent in remand centres and prison. From the Kings Road of the early seventies, through the years of the Sex Pistols, Punk Rock and the recording of Never Mind the Bollocks (ranked number 41 in Rolling Stone magazine's Best Albums of All Time), to his self-imposed exile in New York and Los Angeles where he battled with alcohol, heroin and sex addiction - caught in a cycle of rehab and relapse - Lonely Boy, written with music journalist and author Ben Thompson, is the story of an unlikely guitar hero who, with the Sex Pistols, changed history. Publication coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the Sex Pistols first record, `Anarchy in the UK', and of Steve's infamous confrontation on Bill Grundy's Today programme - that interview ushered in the `Filth and the Fury' headlines that catapulted Punk into the national consciousness.

Ebola Pandemic

Ebola Pandemic

Author: Steve Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2014

This book goes right to the questions and topics everyone is asking and talking about. Like, What Is Ebola? Ebola Symptoms & Diagnosis, How to Survive Ebola? How Is It Transmitted? These topics and more are addressed in this new book by Steve Jones.

Start You Up Rock Star Secrets to Unleash Your Personal Brand and Set Your Career on Fire

Start You Up Rock Star Secrets to Unleash Your Personal Brand and Set Your Career on Fire

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Turn yourself up to eleven with Steve Jones's unique take on personal branding. Steve Jones, music industry insider and author of Brand Like a Rock Star , once again takes readers on a trip through rock history to reveal often-overlooked lessons on personal branding. The stories Jones has to tell--how a drummer reinvented his instrument when he lost his arm, why Nikki Sixx's lifestyle killed him and brought him back, how the forces that nearly tore Fleetwood Mac apart actually made their music better--provide the colorful backdrop for the critical lessons on building a high-power personal brand. The book is comprised of five sections that outline the Five Ps of Personal Branding --the building blocks for a personal brand: ; Positioning--discovering the reader's unique story; Presentation--laying a framework for communicating personal brands; Passion--how to turn a love into a life's work; Purpose--crafting a personal brand to make the most impact; Profits--generating a profit, emotionally or fiscally, through personal branding No matter what stage a career is in, success today in any field requires a rock star personal brand. Start You Up will set readers on the path to the goals they've always had--and ones they didn't know were attainable.

Torture Porn Popular Horror after Saw

Torture Porn Popular Horror after Saw

Author: Steve Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2013

The first monograph to critically engage with the controversial horror film subgenre known as 'torture porn', this book dissects press responses to popular horror and analyses key torture porn films, mapping out the broader conceptual and contextual concerns that shape the meanings of both 'torture' and 'porn'.

Torture Porn Popular Horror after Saw

Torture Porn Popular Horror after Saw

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2013

The first monograph to critically engage with the controversial horror film subgenre known as 'torture porn', this book dissects press responses to popular horror and analyses key torture porn films, mapping out the broader conceptual and contextual concerns that shape the meanings of both 'torture' and 'porn'.

Power of Thin

Power of Thin

Author: Steve Jones, Frank Mangano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2012

Communicating @ the Center

Communicating @ the Center

Author: Steve Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2012

This book draws on scholarship that in theoretical and practical terms focuses on the centrality of communication as a scholarly pursuit, as an intellectual enterprise and as an pervasive element of everyday life. The authors herein examine the history and present contours of the field, bringing new insight and clarity into the role communication plays in academic and scholarship. They engage in research that foregrounds communication not only teleologically but also ontologically. The chapters engage social, political, environmental and other issues with theoretical sophistication and methodological innovation. In so doing the authors have focused on critical challenges and issues and that communications is ideally positioned to examine, critique and illuminate. The work represented serves as a thought-provoking guide to the past, present and future of the field of communication.

Communicating @ the Center

Communicating @ the Center

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2012

This book draws on scholarship that in theoretical and practical terms focuses on the centrality of communication as a scholarly pursuit, as an intellectual enterprise and as an pervasive element of everyday life. The authors herein examine the history and present contours of the field, bringing new insight and clarity into the role communication plays in academic and scholarship. They engage in research that foregrounds communication not only teleologically but also ontologically. The chapters engage social, political, environmental and other issues with theoretical sophistication and methodological innovation. In so doing the authors have focused on critical challenges and issues and that communications is ideally positioned to examine, critique and illuminate. The work represented serves as a thought-provoking guide to the past, present and future of the field of communication.

Introducing Genetics A Graphic Guide

Introducing Genetics A Graphic Guide

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Introducing Genetics takes readers on a journey through this new science to the discovery of DNA and the heart of the human gene map. In everyday life, many of us increasingly have to make moral decisions where genetics plays a part. This book gives us the information to do so.

Darwin Archipelago

Darwin Archipelago

Author: Steve Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2011

Charles Darwin is of course best known for The Voyage of the Beagle and The Origin of Species. But he produced many other books over his long career, exploring specific aspects of the theory of evolution by natural selection in greater depth. The eminent evolutionary biologist Steve Jones uses these lesser-known works as springboards to examine how their essential ideas have generated whole fields of modern biology.Earthworms helped found modern soil science, Expression of the Emotions helped found comparative psychology, and Self-Fertilization and Forms of Flowers were important early works on the origin of sex. Through this delightful introduction to Darwin's oeuvre, one begins to see Darwin's role in biology as resembling Einstein's in physics: he didn't have one brilliant idea but many and in fact made some seminal contribution to practically every field of evolutionary study. Though these lesser-known works may seem disconnected, Jones points out that they all share a common theme: the power of small means over time to produce gigantic ends. Called a "e;world of wonders"e; by the Times of London, The Darwin Archipelago will expand any reader's view of Darwin's genius and will demonstrate how all of biology, like life itself, descends from a common ancestor.

Insects of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Insects of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2010

The varied landscapes of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are home to many diverse wildlife habitats. From coastal fringes to moorland peaks; from rivers and streams to woodlands and heaths; from farm land to mining landscapes of the past, even our own domestic gardens - all of these habitats support a fascinating array of insects. This book will allow everyone who enjoys exploring the countryside to identify the most commonly encountered species of insects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, including butterflies and moths; dragonflies and damselflies; grasshoppers and crickets; beetles; bumblebees; wasps; flies; and, bugs. It also provides a guide to some of the best sites for seeing these striking creatures.

West Africa

West Africa

Author: Steve Jones, Ed Wheeler Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2009

The Best of SQLServerCentral.com

The Best of SQLServerCentral.com

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2009

SQLServerCentral.com brings you a variety of articles on all aspects of SQL Server from administration to XML and everything in between. Our articles are written by real DBAs and developers, based on the articles and scripts they use in their daily work. And this book is a collection of the best articles we've seen from the past year from over 50 authors.

Two Minute SQL Server Stumpers

Two Minute SQL Server Stumpers

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/06/2009

Catalyst 2 Writing from Reading

Catalyst 2 Writing from Reading

Author: Steve Jones, Marianne Brems Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2007

Connecting students' everyday experiences to different academic disciplines, Catalyst uses a variety of readings as a springboard for writing.

Catalyst 1: International Student Edition

Catalyst 1: International Student Edition

Author: Steve Jones, Suzanne Kalbach Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2007

Catalyst 1: Audio CDs (2)

Catalyst 1: Audio CDs (2)

Author: Steve Jones, Suzanne Kalbach Format: Other digital Release Date: 05/06/2007

Connecting students' everyday experiences to different academic disciplines, Catalyst uses a variety of readings as a springboard for writing.

Critical Cyberculture Studies

Critical Cyberculture Studies

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2006

Starting in the early 1990s, journalists and scholars began responding to and trying to take account of new technologies and their impact on our lives. By the end of the decade, the full-fledged study of cyberculture had arrived. Today, there exists a large body of critical work on the subject, with cutting-edge studies probing beyond the mere existence of virtual communities and online identities to examine the social, cultural, and economic relationships that take place online. Taking stock of the exciting work that is being done and positing what cyberculture's future might look like, Critical Cyberculture Studies brings together a diverse and multidisciplinary group of scholars from around the world to assess the state of the field. Opening with a historical overview of the field by its most prominent spokesperson, it goes on to highlight the interests and methodologies of a mobile and creative field, providing a much-needed how-to guide for those new to cyberstudies. The final two sections open up to explore issues of race, class, and gender and digital media's ties to capital and commerce-from the failure of dot-coms to free software and the hacking movement. This flagship book is a must-read for anyone interested in the dynamic and increasingly crucial study of cyberculture and new technologies.

Afterlife as Afterimage Understanding Posthumous Fame

Afterlife as Afterimage Understanding Posthumous Fame

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2005

College Oral Communication 4 English for Academic Success

College Oral Communication 4 English for Academic Success

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/11/2004

The Oral Communication strand is dedicated to meeting the academic needs of students by teaching them how to comprehend the spoken English used by instructors and students in college classrooms. These texts provide engaging activities for students to practice academic listening and academic speaking.

Pop Music And The Press

Pop Music And The Press

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2002

Since the 1950s, writing about popular music has become a staple of popular culture. Rolling Stone, Vibe, and The Source as well as music columns in major newspapers target consumers who take their music seriously. Rapidly proliferating fanzines, websites, and internet discussion groups enable virtually anyone to engage in popular music criticism. Until now, however, no one has tackled popular music criticism as a genre of journalism with a particular history and evolution. Pop Music and the Press looks at the major publications and journalists who have shaped this criticism, influencing the public's ideas about the music's significance and quality. The contributors to the volume include academics and journalists; several wear both hats, and some are musicians as well. Their essays illuminate the complex relationships of the music industry, print media, critical practice, and rock culture. (And they repeatedly dispel the notion that being a journalist is the next best thing to being a rock star.) Author note: Steve Jones is Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Among his books are CyberSociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community (editor) and Rock Formation: Popular Music, Technology, and Mass Communication.

Lancashire Lasses Their Lives and Crimes

Lancashire Lasses Their Lives and Crimes

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2001

The Language of the Genes

The Language of the Genes

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/09/2000

Steve Jones's highly acclaimed, double prize-winning, bestselling first book is now fully revised to cover all the new genetic breakthroughs from GM food to Dolly the sheep.'An essential sightseer's guide to our own genetic terrain.' Peter Tallack, Sunday Telegraph 'Superb and stimulating...an exhilarating trip around the double spiral of DNA, a rush of gravity-defying concepts and wild swerves of the scientific imagination.' J.G. Ballard, Daily Telegraph 'Not so much divination as demystification... An attempt to bring genetics and evolution more into the public domain. If, for instance, you ever wondered just what genetic engineering is about, here is as good a place as any to discover. Few have Jones's ability to communicate a difficult idea with such humour, clarity, precision and ease.' Laurence Hurst, Times Higher ; `Sensitive to the social issues raised by genetics... yet Jones's interest reaches beyond contemporary social issues to the human past, to what genetics can and cannot tell us about our evolution and patterns of social development. He interleaves a broad knowledge of biology with considerations of cultural, demographic and - as his title indicates - linguistic history. At once instructive and captivating.' Daniel J.Kevles, London Review of Books

Manchester...the Sinister Side Crime and Causes of Crime

Manchester...the Sinister Side Crime and Causes of Crime

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1997

Capital Punishments Crime and Chastisement in London to 1900

Capital Punishments Crime and Chastisement in London to 1900

Author: Steve Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/1992

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