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The journey of man : a genetic odyssey

Author: Spencer Wells
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, ©2003.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wells, Spencer, 1969-
Journey of man.
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, ©2003
(DLC) 2003066679
(OCoLC)53287806
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer Wells
ISBN: 9780307830456 0307830454
OCLC Number: 821883530
Notes: Originally published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Responsibility: 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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