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The journey of man : a genetic odyssey

Author: Spencer Wells
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer Wells
ISBN: 9780691115320 069111532X 0812971469 9780812971460
OCLC Number: 51561904
Description: xvi, 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The diverse ape --
E pluribus unum --
Eve's mate --
Coasting away --
Leaps and bounds --
The main line --
Blood from a stone --
The importance of culture --
The final big bang.
Responsibility: Spencer Wells ; photographs by Mark Read.
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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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