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The journey of man : a genetic odyssey

Author: Spencer Wells; Mark Read
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2017, ©2002
Series: Princeton science library
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Around 200,000 years ago, a man--identical to us in all important respects--lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up father of us all? What  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer Wells; Mark Read
ISBN: 9780691176017 0691176019
OCLC Number: 1008968362
Description: xx, 218 s. : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: List of Maps xi List of Figures xii 1 The Diverse Ape 1 2 E pluribus unum 14 3 Eve's Mate 41 4 Coasting Away 61 5 Leaps and Bounds 81 6 The Main Line 100 7 Blood from a Stone 122 8 The Importance of Culture 146 9 The Final Big Bang 184 Acknowledgements 197 Further Reading 199 Index 208
Series Title: Princeton science library
Responsibility: Spencer Wells ; photographs by Mark Read ; with a new preface by the author

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