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Saxons, Vikings, and Celts : the genetic roots of Britain and Ireland

Author: Bryan Sykes
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American editionView all editions and formats
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A study based on a decade-long DNA survey traces the genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants, ranging from prehistoric times to the genetic heritage of Americans of British descent.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Sykes
ISBN: 9780393062687 0393062686
OCLC Number: 74568210
Notes: Includes index.
"Originally published in Great Britain under the title Blood of the Isles: exploring the genetic roots of our tribal history"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Twelve thousand years of solitude --
Who do we think we are? --
The resurgent Celts --
The skull snatchers --
The blood bankers --
The silent messengers --
The nature of the evidence --
Ireland --
The DNA of Ireland --
Scotland --
The Picts --
The DNA of Scotland --
Wales --
The DNA of Wales --
England --
Saxons, Danes, Vikings and Normans --
The DNA of England --
The blood of the Isles.
Responsibility: Bryan Sykes.
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A study based on a decade-long DNA survey traces the genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants, ranging from prehistoric times to the genetic heritage of Americans of British descent.

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Adequate, easy read, but not great

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2007-06-24) Good Permalink
Bryan Sykes's "Saxons, Vikings and Celts" is written for a general audience. It discusses the genetic evidence for the ancestral history of the British Isles, including Ireland. It assumes no prior knowledge of genetics or British history.While it is an adequate and readable book, the novel information...
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/197304229#Topic\/genealogie<\/a>> # Genealogie<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Genealogie<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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