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The 10,000 year explosion : how civilization accelerated human evolution

Author: Gregory Cochran; Henry Harpending
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2009.
Series: Anthropology online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Resistance to malaria. Blue eyes. Lactose tolerance. What do all of these traits have in common? Every one of them has emerged in the last 10,000 years. Scientists have long believed that the "great leap forward" that occurred some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago in Europe marked end of significant biological evolution in humans. In this stunningly original account of our evolutionary history, top scholars Gregory  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cochran, Gregory.
10,000 year explosion.
New York : Basic Books, ©2009
(DLC) 2008036672
(OCoLC)191926088
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Cochran; Henry Harpending
ISBN: 9780786727506 0786727500 9780465002214 0465002218 0465020429 9780465020423
OCLC Number: 313765028
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 288 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Overview: conventional wisdom --
The Neanderthal within --
Agriculture : the big change --
Consequences of agriculture --
Gene flow --
Expansions --
Medieval evolution : how the Ashkenazi Jews got their smarts.
Series Title: Anthropology online.
Other Titles: Ten thousand year explosion
Responsibility: Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending.

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Two leading researchers make the controversial argument that our species is still measurably evolving in important ways--in fact, faster than ever before.  Read more...

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John Derbyshire, author of Prime Obsession "Did human evolution come to a screeching halt fifty thousand years ago when Homo sapiens emerged from Africa, thus ensuring the psychic unity of mankind? Read more...

 
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