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The Resource A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the human story retold through our genes, Adam Rutherford ; foreword by Siddhartha Mukherjee

A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the human story retold through our genes, Adam Rutherford ; foreword by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the human story retold through our genes
Title
A brief history of everyone who ever lived
Title remainder
the human story retold through our genes
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Adam Rutherford ; foreword by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Language
eng
Summary
In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species--births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away--until now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story--from 100,000 years ago to the present. A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived will upend your thinking on Neanderthals, evolution, royalty, race, and even redheads. (For example, we now know that at least four human species once roamed the earth.) Plus, here is the remarkable, controversial story of how our genes made their way to the Americas--one that's still being written, as ever more of us have our DNA sequenced. Rutherford closes with "A Short Introduction to the Future of Humankind," filled with provocative questions that we're on the cusp of answering: Are we still in the grasp of natural selection? Are we evolving for better or worse? And ... where do we go from here?
Summary
A science writer and broadcaster with a background in genetics reveals what our genes can tell us about history and how unraveling the human genome has shattered deeply held beliefs about our heritage and identities
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Rutherford, Adam
Dewey number
611/.0181663
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH445.2
LC item number
.R88 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mukherjee, Siddhartha
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  • Human genome
  • Genomics
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • DNA
  • Human beings
  • Human evolution
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adult
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the stories in our genes
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A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the human story retold through our genes, Adam Rutherford ; foreword by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Originally published with subtitle: The stories in our genes. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016. With new foreword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-384) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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Contents
Foreword / by Siddhartha Mukherjee -- Part one: How we came to be. Horny and mobile ; The first European Union ; These American lands ; When we were kings -- Part two: Who we are now. The end of race ; The most wondrous map ever produced by humankind ; Fate ; A short introduction to the future of humankind -- Glossary
Control code
21262397
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 401 pages
Isbn
9781615194940
Lccn
2017022566
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)986827763
Label
A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the human story retold through our genes, Adam Rutherford ; foreword by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published with subtitle: The stories in our genes. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016. With new foreword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Siddhartha Mukherjee -- Part one: How we came to be. Horny and mobile ; The first European Union ; These American lands ; When we were kings -- Part two: Who we are now. The end of race ; The most wondrous map ever produced by humankind ; Fate ; A short introduction to the future of humankind -- Glossary
Control code
21262397
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 401 pages
Isbn
9781615194940
Lccn
2017022566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)986827763

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