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Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

AUTHOR Reich, David
PUBLISHER Pantheon Books (03/27/2018)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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A groundbreaking book about how ancient DNA has profoundly changed our understanding of human history.

Geneticists like David Reich have made astounding advances in the field of genomics, which is proving to be as important as archeology, linguistics, and written records as a means to understand our ancestry.

In Who We Are and How We Got Here, Reich allows readers to discover how the human genome provides not only all the information a human embryo needs to develop but also the hidden story of our species. Reich delves into how the genomic revolution is transforming our understanding of modern humans and how DNA studies reveal deep inequalities among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals. Provocatively, Reich's book suggests that there might very well be biological differences among human populations but that these differences are unlikely to conform to common stereotypes.

Drawing upon revolutionary findings and unparalleled scientific studies, Who We Are and How We Got Here is a captivating glimpse into humankind--where we came from and what that says about our lives today.

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ISBN-13: 9781101870327
ISBN-10: 110187032X
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 368
Carton Quantity: 12
Product Dimensions: 6.40 x 1.30 x 9.40 inches
Weight: 1.40 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Price on Product, Maps, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Science | Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Science | Life Sciences - Evolution
Science | Anthropology - General
Dewey Decimal: 572.86
Library of Congress Control Number: 2017038165
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A groundbreaking book about how ancient DNA has profoundly changed our understanding of human history.

Geneticists like David Reich have made astounding advances in the field of genomics, which is proving to be as important as archeology, linguistics, and written records as a means to understand our ancestry.

In Who We Are and How We Got Here, Reich allows readers to discover how the human genome provides not only all the information a human embryo needs to develop but also the hidden story of our species. Reich delves into how the genomic revolution is transforming our understanding of modern humans and how DNA studies reveal deep inequalities among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals. Provocatively, Reich's book suggests that there might very well be biological differences among human populations but that these differences are unlikely to conform to common stereotypes.

Drawing upon revolutionary findings and unparalleled scientific studies, Who We Are and How We Got Here is a captivating glimpse into humankind--where we came from and what that says about our lives today.

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Author: Reich, David
Fiction and nonfiction by David Reich (M.F.A., Arkansas) have appeared in North American Review, Transatlantic Review, Beyond Baroque, The Smith, and other journals. An earlier novel, The Path of Bowling, was nominated for the Editor's Book Award. As a journalist for more than twenty years, Reich has published profiles and interviews of major figures in politics, the arts, law, law enforcement, and economics.
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