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Surnames and genetic structure

Author: Gabriel Ward Lasker; C G N Mascie-Taylor; A J Boyce; G Brush
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008. ©1985
Series: Cambridge studies in biological anthropology, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Surnames are inherited in much the same way as are biological traits. Since surnames were generally adopted - in Europe during Medieval times - their distribution has become very uneven: analysis of the present geographic patterns provides an insight into the kind of redistribution of genes that has resulted from all the migrations of the intervening years. Using non-technical language and a minimum of mathematics,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Ward Lasker; C G N Mascie-Taylor; A J Boyce; G Brush
ISBN: 0511983352 9780511983351
OCLC Number: 1242485086
Language Note: English.
Notes: Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 148 pages) : PDF file(s).
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. History of surname studies in human biology; 3. Sources of data; 4. Methods; 5. Isolates and inbreeding; 6. Island versus distance models: the Far East and Oceania; 7. The Americas and continental Europe; 8. Scotland and Ireland; 9. Regions of England; 10. English cities and the general population of England and Wales; 11. Specific surnames in Great Britain; 12. Human population structure; Appendix; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in biological anthropology, 1.
Responsibility: Gabriel Ward Lasker ; with maps and diagrams, prepared by C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor, A. J. Boyce, and G. Brush.


This book presents a lucid description and evaluation of these studies of the genetic structure of human populations. A special feature is the appendix which presents computer-generated maps and  Read more...


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