The Resource The journey of man : a genetic odyssey, Spencer Wells ; photographs by Mark Read

The journey of man : a genetic odyssey, Spencer Wells ; photographs by Mark Read

Label
The journey of man : a genetic odyssey
Title
The journey of man
Title remainder
a genetic odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Spencer Wells ; photographs by Mark Read
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wells, Spencer
Dewey number
599.93/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.W44 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 E-618
  • QH 455
NLM item number
W456j 2002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetics, Population
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Mensachtigen
  • Mensen
  • Genomica
  • Afstamming
  • Homme
  • Génétique humaine
  • Génétique des populations humaines
  • Human evolution
  • Human genetics
  • Human population genetics
Label
The journey of man : a genetic odyssey, Spencer Wells ; photographs by Mark Read
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-207) and index
Contents
The diverse ape -- E pluribus unum -- Eve's mate -- Coasting away -- Leaps and bounds -- The main line -- Blood from a stone -- The importance of culture -- The final big bang
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 224 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035906187
Label
The journey of man : a genetic odyssey, Spencer Wells ; photographs by Mark Read
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-207) and index
Contents
The diverse ape -- E pluribus unum -- Eve's mate -- Coasting away -- Leaps and bounds -- The main line -- Blood from a stone -- The importance of culture -- The final big bang
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 224 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035906187

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