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The 10.000 year explosion : how civilization accelerated human evolution

Author: Gregory Cochran; Henry Harpending
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First trande paper editionView 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 marked end of significant biological evolution in humans. In this original account of our evolutionary history, top scholars Gregory Cochran and Henry  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Cochran; Henry Harpending
ISBN: 9780465020423 0465020429 9780465002214 0465002218
OCLC Number: 769180234
Description: xii, 288 sider : illustrations
Contents: Indhold: 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
Other Titles: 10000 year explosion
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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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