Journey of Man A Genetic Odyssey

ISBN-10: 0812971469

ISBN-13: 9780812971460

Edition: 2004 (Reprint)

Authors: Spencer Wells
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Description: 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, Spencer Wells 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, The Journey of Man is an enthralling, epic tour through the history and development of early humankind.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 4.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396

List of Maps
List of Figures
Preface
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
Acknowledgements
Further Reading
Index of Pictures
Index
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