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The journey of man : a genetic odyssey

Author: Spencer Wells; Mark Read
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals how developments in the cutting-edge science of population genetics have made it possible to create a family tree for the whole of humanity. This work tells us that we can trace our origins  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer Wells; Mark Read
ISBN: 069111532X 9780691115320
OCLC Number: 670737092
Description: 224 pages
Contents: List of Maps xi List of Figures xii Preface xiii Chapter 1: The Diverse Ape 1 Chapter 2: E pluribus unum 14 Chapter 3: Eve's Mate 41 Chapter 4: Coasting Away 61 Chapter 5: Leaps and Bounds 81 Chapter 6: The Main Line 100 Chapter 7: Blood from a Stone 122 Chapter 8: The Importance of Culture 146 Chapter 9: The Final Big Bang 184 Acknowledgements 197 Further Reading 199 Index of Pictures 208 Index 214
Responsibility: Spencer Wells ; photographs by Mark Read.

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