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The great human diasporas : the history of diversity and evolution

Author: L L Cavalli-Sforza; Francesco Cavalli-Sforza
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1995.
Series: Helix book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Where did the first humans originate? How and when did humans get onto North America, the tip of South America, and Australia? Was there a single human ancestress whose mitochondria survive within us today? Because history cannot be repeated, we may never have answers to these far-reaching questions. Yet, population geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza proposed that the evolutionary past of humankind can be
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L L Cavalli-Sforza; Francesco Cavalli-Sforza
ISBN: 0201407558 9780201407556 0201442310 9780201442311
OCLC Number: 30738720
Language Note: Translation of: Chi siamo.
Description: xiii, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The oldest way of life --
Portraits from the past --
One hundred thousand years --
Why are we different? The theory of evolution --
How different are we? The genetic history of the human species --
The last ten thousand years : the great trek of the cultivators --
The Tower of Babel --
Cultural legacies, genetic legacies --
Race and racism --
Evolution and progress.
Series Title: Helix book.
Other Titles: Chi siamo.
Responsibility: Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza ; translated from the Italian by Sarah Thorne.

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Based on over 30 years of his research, Luigi Cavalli-Sforza recounts what is known about human evolution. He adopts an accessible style and ends with a prediction about the genetic future of mankind  Read more...

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