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The Journey of Man By Spencer Wells

The Journey of Man
by Spencer Wells

Shows how the truth about our ancestors is hidden in our genetic code. This book reveals how developments in the science of population genetics have made it possible to discover where our ancestors lived (and who they may have fought, loved, learned from and influence), and to create a family tree for the whole of humanity.
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The Journey of Man Summary


The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey by Spencer Wells

Around 60,000 years ago, a man, identical to us in all important respects, walked the soil of Africa. Every man alive today is descended from him. How did he come to be father to all of us - a real-life Adam? And why do we come in such a huge variety of sizes, shapes, types and races if we all share a single prehistoric ancestor?

In this fascinating book, Spencer Wells shows how the truth about our ancestors is hidden in our genetic code, and reveals how developments in the cutting-edge science of population genetics have made it possible not just to discover where our ancestors lived (and who they may have fought, loved, learned from and influence) but to create a family tree for the whole of humanity.

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About Spencer Wells


Spencer Wells received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1994, and subsequently moved to Stanford University, where he worked with Luca Cavalli-Sforza. He then led the population genetics research group at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at Oxford.

Table of 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.

Additional information

GOR001238180
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey by Spencer Wells
Spencer Wells
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-05-29
288
0141008326
9780141008325
N/A
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