The Journey of Man

The Journey of Man

A Genetic Odyssey

Book - 2003 | Random House trade pbk. ed
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Around 60,000 years ago, a man, genetically identical to us, lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races? Examining the hidden secrets of human evolution in our genetic code, the author reveals how developments in the revolutionary science of population genetics have made it possible to create a family tree for the whole of humanity. Replete with marvelous anecdotes and remarkable information, from the truth about the real Adam and Eve to the way differing racial types emerged, this book is an enthralling, epic tour through the history and development of early humankind.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003
Edition: Random House trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780812971460 (paperback)
0812971469 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: 599.938 WEL
Characteristics: xvi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Apr 29, 2018

Brilliant book, obviously because I requested it. Check it out.

Feb 04, 2018

This is one of the most thrilling books I've read.
Wells follows our genetic journey from Africa to the entire world through DNA markers.
The writing is clear and cogent-written for the layman, but never down to him.
Thoroughly enjoyable book.


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