Genes, Peoples, and Languages

ISBN-10: 0520228731

ISBN-13: 9780520228733

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

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Description: Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was among the first to ask whether the genes of modern populations contain a historical record of the human species. Cavalli-Sforza and others have answered this question--anticipated by Darwin--with a decisive yes.Genes, Peoples, and Languagescomprises five lectures that serve as a summation of the author's work over several decades, the goal of which has been nothing less than tracking the past hundred thousand years of human evolution. Cavalli-Sforza raises questions that have serious political, social, and scientific import: When and where did we evolve? How have human societies spread across the continents? How have cultural innovations affected the growth and spread of populations? What is the connection between genes and languages? Always provocative and often astonishing, Cavalli-Sforza explains why there is no genetic basis for racial classification.

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Genes and History
A Walk in the Woods
Of Adam and Eve
Technological Revolutions and Gene Geography
Genes and Languages
Cultural Transmission and Evolution
Bibliography
Index
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