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The seven daughters of Eve

Author: Bryan Sykes
Publisher: London ; New York : Bantam Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A scientist describes how he linked the DNA found in the remains of a five-thousand-year-old man to modern-day relatives and explains how all modern individuals can trace their genetic makeup back to prehistoric times to seven primeval women.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sykes, Bryan.
Seven daughters of Eve.
London ; New York : Bantam Press, 2001
(OCoLC)761456440
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Sykes
ISBN: 0393020185 9780393020182 0593047575 9780593047576 0593048369 9780593048368 0393323145 9780393323146
OCLC Number: 46434011
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 306 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Iceman's relative found in Dorset --
So, what is DNA and what does it do? --
From blood groups to genes --
Special messenger --
Tsar and I --
Puzzle of the Pacific --
Greatest voyagers --
First Europeans --
Last of the Neanderthals --
Hunters and farmers --
We are not amused --
Cheddar man speaks --
Adam joins the party --
Seven daughters --
Ursula --
Xenia --
Helena --
Velda --
Tara --
Katrine --
Jasmine --
World --
Sense of self.
Responsibility: Bryan Sykes.

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A first-hand account of the author's research in a gene which passes undiluted from generation to generation through the maternal line and shows how it is being used to track our genetic ancestors.  Read more...

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