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The Resource The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures, Christine Kenneally

The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures, Christine Kenneally

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The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures
Title
The invisible history of the human race
Title remainder
how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures
Statement of responsibility
Christine Kenneally
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How biology, psychology, and history shape us as individuals We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History of the Human Race Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where we come from and where we may be going. While some books explore our genetic inheritance and popular television shows celebrate ancestry, this is the first book to explore how everything from DNA to emotions to names and the stories that form our lives are all part of our human legacy. Kenneally shows how trust is inherited in Africa, silence is passed down in Tasmania, and how the history of nations is written in our DNA. From fateful, ancient encounters to modern mass migrations and medical diagnoses, Kenneally explains how the forces that shaped the history of the world ultimately shape each human who inhabits it"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where we come from and where we may be going, showing everything from DNA to emotions to names and stories are all part of our human legacy and explaining how the history of nations is written in our DNA
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Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10360553
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DNLM/DLC
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Kenneally, Christine
Dewey number
616/.042
Index
index present
LC call number
RB155
LC item number
.K458 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Genetics
  • DNA
  • Genetics
  • Pedigree
  • DNA
  • Human Migration
Target audience
adult
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how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures
Label
The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures, Christine Kenneally
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ideas about what is passed down are passed down. Do not ask what gets passed down ; The history of family history ; The worst idea in history ; The Reich Genealogical Authority -- What is passed down? Silence ; Information ; Ideas and feelings ; The small grains of history ; DNA + culture ; Chunks of DNA ; The politics of DNA ; The history of the world -- How what is passed down shapes bodies and minds. The past is written on your face : DNA, traits, and what we make of them ; The past may not make you feel better : DNA, history, and health
Control code
1058179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780670025558
Lccn
2014021679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670025558
  • (OCoLC)870919616
Label
The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures, Christine Kenneally
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ideas about what is passed down are passed down. Do not ask what gets passed down ; The history of family history ; The worst idea in history ; The Reich Genealogical Authority -- What is passed down? Silence ; Information ; Ideas and feelings ; The small grains of history ; DNA + culture ; Chunks of DNA ; The politics of DNA ; The history of the world -- How what is passed down shapes bodies and minds. The past is written on your face : DNA, traits, and what we make of them ; The past may not make you feel better : DNA, history, and health
Control code
1058179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780670025558
Lccn
2014021679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670025558
  • (OCoLC)870919616

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