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The incredible human journey

Author: Alice M Roberts
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alice Roberts has been travelling the world in order to understand the challenges that early humans faced as they tried to settle continents. Part detective story, part travelogue, and drawing on the latest genetic and archaeological discoveries, Alice examines how our ancestors evolved physically in response to these challenges, finding out how our colour, shape, size, diet, disease resistance and even athletic  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roberts, Alice, PhD.
Incredible human journey.
London : Bloomsbury, 2009
(OCoLC)762519693
Named Person: Alice M Roberts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice M Roberts
ISBN: 9780747598398 0747598398 9781408802885 1408802880
OCLC Number: 310156315
Notes: TV tie-in.
Description: 376 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: African origins --
Footprints of the ancestors : from India to Australia --
Reindeer to rice : the peopling of North and East Asia --
The wild west : the colonisation of Europe --
The new world : finding the first Americans.
Responsibility: Alice Roberts.

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Alice Roberts traces the epic routes by which our human ancestors set out from Africa and peopled the entire planet. This book ties in with a major BBC2 series.  Read more...

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'Using genetics, archaeology, fossils and climate evidence to construct a portrait of who we are and where we come from, the series promises to be both scientifically meaty and readily digestible.' Read more...

 
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