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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes

AUTHOR Rutherford, Adam
PUBLISHER Experiment (09/04/2018)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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National Book Critics Circle Award--2017 Nonfiction Finalist

"Nothing less than a tour de force--a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling."--The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice

A National Geographic Best Book of 2017


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.
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ISBN-13: 9781615194940
ISBN-10: 1615194940
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 416
Carton Quantity: 28
Product Dimensions: 5.50 x 1.20 x 8.20 inches
Weight: 0.95 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Price on Product
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Social Science | Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Social Science | Anthropology - Cultural & Social
Social Science | Genealogy & Heraldry
Dewey Decimal: 611.018
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National Book Critics Circle Award--2017 Nonfiction Finalist

"Nothing less than a tour de force--a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling."--The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice

A National Geographic Best Book of 2017


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.
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Author: Rutherford, Adam
Adam Rutherford is an editor at "Nature" and presents programs for BBC Radio and television. A geneticist by training, he has a Ph.D. from University College London.
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