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The Resource Deep ancestry : inside the Genographic Project, Spencer Wells

Deep ancestry : inside the Genographic Project, Spencer Wells

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Deep ancestry : inside the Genographic Project
Title
Deep ancestry
Title remainder
inside the Genographic Project
Statement of responsibility
Spencer Wells
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Science tells us we're all related--one vast family sharing a common ancestor who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago. ... The fossil record offers some answers to our many questions, but new research reveals many more, since our DNA carries a chronicle of our species and its migrations. This book translates complicated concepts into accessible language and explains how each individual's DNA contributes another piece to the puzzle. It takes readers inside the Genographic Project, the landmark study now assembling the world's largest collection of DNA samples and employing the latest in testing technology and computer analysis to examine hundreds of thousands of genetic profiles from all over the globe, showing how universal our human heritage really is.--From publisher description
Summary
Science tells us we're all related--one vast family sharing a common ancestor who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago. But countless questions remain about our great journey from the birthplace of Homo sapiens. How and when did we end up where we are? Why do we display such a wide range of colors and features? The fossil record offers some answers, but new research reveals many more, since our DNA carries a chronicle of our species and its migrations. This book translates complicated concepts into accessible language and explains how each individual's DNA contributes another piece to the puzzle. It takes readers inside the Genographic Project, the landmark study now assembling the world's largest collection of DNA samples and employing the latest in testingtechnology and computer analysis to examine hundreds of thousands of genetic profiles from all over the globe, showing how universal our human heritage really is.--From publisher description
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216018
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Wells, Spencer
Dewey number
599.93/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH371
LC item number
.W45 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Genographic Project
  • Human evolution
  • DNA
  • Human genetics
Target audience
adult
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inside the Genographic Project
Label
Deep ancestry : inside the Genographic Project, Spencer Wells
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-237) and index
Contents
The block -- Odine's story: the exception -- Margaret's story: the hearth -- Phil's story: the ice -- Virumandi's story: the beach -- Julius's story: the cradle -- Haplogroup descriptions
Control code
ocm70265481
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9780792262152
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006021421
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Deep ancestry : inside the Genographic Project, Spencer Wells
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-237) and index
Contents
The block -- Odine's story: the exception -- Margaret's story: the hearth -- Phil's story: the ice -- Virumandi's story: the beach -- Julius's story: the cradle -- Haplogroup descriptions
Control code
ocm70265481
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9780792262152
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006021421
Other physical details
ill., maps

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