Evolutionary Bioinformatics 3E
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single tract of text in possession of charms attractive to potential readers, must be in want of good binding and secure lodging. Universally acknowledged perhaps, but is charm alone suffi cient to guarantee the latter? The loss of many works of antiquity with the burning of the great library of Alexandria suggests not. Texts that had been selected by generations of priests as most fi tting to survive were not preserved. Selection did not guarantee preservation .