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Mapping human history : discovering the past through our genes, Steve Olson

Label
Mapping human history : discovering the past through our genes
Title
Mapping human history
Title remainder
discovering the past through our genes
Statement of responsibility
Steve Olson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Until just a few years ago, we knew surprisingly little about the 150,000 or so years of human existence before the advent of writing. Some of the most momentous events in our past--including our origins, our migrations across the globe, and our acquisition of language--were veiled in the uncertainty of "prehistory." That veil is being lifted at last by geneticists and other scientists. Mapping Human History is nothing less than an astonishing "history of prehistory." Best of all, the story it tells, of why groups of humans differ and what those differences mean, pertains to our lives today. Steve Olson traveled through four continents to gather insights into the development of humans and our expansion throughout the world. He describes, for example, new thinking about how centers of agriculture sprang up from disparate foraging societies at roughly the same time. He tells us why we can all claim Julius Caesar and Confucius among our forebears. He pinpoints the ways in which the story of the Jewish people jibes with, and diverges from, biblical accounts. And, using very recent genetic findings, he explodes the myth that human races are a biological reality. In the tradition of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Olson's Mapping Human History offers an ambitious, original, and convincing narrative that reveals where we came from and how we became who we are possibly have biological origins
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Olson, Steve
Dewey number
599.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH455
LC item number
.O474 2002
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH455
NAL item number
.O474 2002
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2002 F-777
  • GN 289
NLM item number
O52m 2002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human population genetics
  • Physical anthropology and history
  • Human genetics
  • Human beings
  • Anthropology, Physical
  • Genetics, Population
  • Genotype
  • Population Dynamics
  • Mensen
  • Evolutie
  • Genen
  • Genetische variatie
  • Migratie (biologie)
  • Biologische aspecten
  • Génétique des populations humaines
  • Anthropologie physique et histoire
  • Variabilité génétique
  • Homme
Label
Mapping human history : discovering the past through our genes, Steve Olson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-275) and index
Contents
End of evolution : African origins of modern humans -- Individuals and groups :divergence of modern humans -- African diaspora and the genetic unity of modern humans -- Encounters with the other : modern humans and Neandertals in the Middle East -- Agriculture, civilization, and the emergence of ethnicity -- God's people : a genetic history of the Jews -- Great migration to Asia and beyond -- Sprung from a common source : genes and languages -- Who are the Europeans -- Immigration and the future of Europe -- Settlement of the Americas -- Burden of knowledge : Native Americans and the human genome diversity project -- End of race : Hawaii and the mixing of peoples
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 292 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036707705
Label
Mapping human history : discovering the past through our genes, Steve Olson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-275) and index
Contents
End of evolution : African origins of modern humans -- Individuals and groups :divergence of modern humans -- African diaspora and the genetic unity of modern humans -- Encounters with the other : modern humans and Neandertals in the Middle East -- Agriculture, civilization, and the emergence of ethnicity -- God's people : a genetic history of the Jews -- Great migration to Asia and beyond -- Sprung from a common source : genes and languages -- Who are the Europeans -- Immigration and the future of Europe -- Settlement of the Americas -- Burden of knowledge : Native Americans and the human genome diversity project -- End of race : Hawaii and the mixing of peoples
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 292 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036707705

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