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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jean Chaline; Jean-Louis Beaucarnot
|Description:||1 vol. (471 p.) : ill., cartes, couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Jean Chaline ; préface de Jean-Louis Beaucarnot.|
Présentation en anglais : Genetics has in recent years experienced a true revolution by offering mankind new technologies, female DNA (mtDNA) and male DNA (Y-DNA) allowing a better knowledge of ourselves as humans and in particular, a better assessing of our position in the ever evolving family tree of the human species. This book simply summarizes the advances in this new 'Genetic genealogy' while making clear for each genetic type its origin, its evolution, its history and its geographical spreading out through time. Those who have their mtDNA or YDNA analyzed will thus find in this book all the latest useful data they need to interprete their own results and insert themselves in the 'Great family tree of human history'. But genetic data are also linked to the latest discoveries in paleontology, prehistory, archeology and climate. The assertion 'We are all Africans' is, once for all, scientifically proved. The same with 'we all are also immigrants'. Jean Chaline invites us to discover this stupendous 'Human saga' where everyone has their places in the big family tree of men.