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The journey of man : a genetic odyssey

Autore: Spencer Wells
Pubblicazione: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, ©2003.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Around 60,000 years ago, a man, genetically identical to us, lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races? Examining the hidden secrets of human evolution  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/formato: Electronic books
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Wells, Spencer, 1969-
Journey of man.
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, ©2003
(DLC) 2003066679
(OCoLC)53287806
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento Risorsa Internet, Computer file
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Spencer Wells
ISBN: 9780307830456 0307830454
Numero OCLC: 821883530
Note: Originally published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Descrizione: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Responsabilità: Spencer Wells.
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Around 60,000 years ago, a man, genetically identical to us, lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races? Examining the hidden secrets of human evolution in our genetic code, the author reveals how developments in the revolutionary science of population genetics have made it possible to create a family tree for the whole of humanity. Replete with marvelous anecdotes and remarkable information, from the truth about the real Adam and Eve to the way differing racial types emerged, this book is an enthralling, epic tour through the history and development of early humankind.

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