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A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the stories in our genes

Author: Adam Rutherford
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex. Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Work
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Rutherford
ISBN: 9780297609384 0297609386 9780297609377 0297609378
OCLC Number: 958941321
Description: xii, 419 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: How We Came To Be: 1. Horny and mobile --
2. The first European union --
3. When we were kings --
Part Two: Who We Are Now: 4. The end of race --
5. The most wondrous map ever produced by humanking --
6. Fate --
7. A short introduction to the future of humankind.
Responsibility: Adam Rutherford.

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From the acclaimed science writer and broadcaster, a dazzling tour of the latest genetic discoveries which are blurring the boundaries between science and history  Read more...
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I learned gobs, pondered more, and re-read much. Excellent book! -- Commander Chris Hadfield Fifteen years ago, the first sequence and analysis of the human genome was published. A monumental surge Read more...

 
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