The food of the gods and how it came to earth: and how it came to Earth

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[1967]
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There's a heavy price to pay for the manipulation of nature in this novel from the revered author of The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine . It begins as a boon for mankind--the creation of the substance Herakleophorbia IV. When fed to farm animals, it causes them to grow to enormous size. But when it is accidentally allowed to enter the local food chain, the consequences prove monstrous: Human children exposed to it grow into giants, reaching forty feet in height. At first, these giants are tolerated. Then, as they mature, they are scorned. And as they slowly begin to realize their own power and right to exist, they are feared. Humanity must face the dawn of a new era of manmade evolution--while grappling to comprehend the possibility of its own ultimate demise. The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth is a thought-provoking and thrilling novel from a four-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature, the author of such all-time classics as The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Invisible Man . This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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display_descriptionWhat happens when science tampers with nature? A riveting, cautionary tale with disastrous results reveals the chilling answer. Hoping to create a new growth agent for food with beneficial uses to mankind, two scientists find that the spread of the material is uncontrollable. Giant chickens, rats, and insects run amok, and children given the food stuffs experience incredible growth--and serious illnesses. Over the years, people who have eaten these specially treated foods find themselves unable to fit into a society where ignorance and hypocrisy rule. These "giants," with their extraordinary mental powers, find themselves shut away from an older, more traditional society. Intolerance and hatred increase as the line of distinction between ordinary people and giants is drawn across communities and families. One of H. G. Wells' lesser-known works, The Food of the Gods has been retold many times in many forms since it was first published in 1904. The gripping, newly relevant tale combines fast-paced entertainment with social commentary as it considers the ethics involved in genetic engineering.
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title_displayThe food of the gods and how it came to earth
title_fullFood of the Gods : And How It Came to Earth [electronic resource] Wells, H. G.
The Food Of The Gods and How It Came to Earth [electronic resource] Wells, H. G.
The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth
The food of the gods : and how it came to Earth [electronic resource] / H.G. Wells
The food of the gods and how it came to earth / H. G. Wells
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