9781426201189

Deep Ancestry

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  • ISBN13:

    9781426201189

  • ISBN10:

    1426201184

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2007-11-20
  • Publisher: National Geographic
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Summary

Travel backward through time from today's scattered billions to the handful of early humans who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago and are ancestors to us all. InDeep Ancestry, scientist and National Geographic explorer Spencer Wells shows how tiny genetic changes add up over time into a fascinating story. Using scores of real-life examples, helpful analogies, and detailed diagrams and illustrations, he explains exactly how each and every individual's DNA contributes another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of human history. The book 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 thousand of genetic profiles from all over the globe--and invites us all to take part.

Author Biography

Spencer Wells is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geo-graphic Society and the director of the Genographic Project. After studying under genetic pioneer Luigi Cavalli-Sforza at Stanford University, he began an unusual career that mixes science, writing, and filmmaking. His acclaimed first book, The Journey of Man, combined his own DNA research with the work of archaeologists, paleoanthropologists, paleoclimatologists, and linguists to show how modern humans came to populate the planet.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Blockp. 9
Odine's Story: The Exceptionp. 27
Margaret's Story: The Hearthp. 55
Phil's Story: The Icep. 85
Virumandi's Story: The Beachp. 115
Julius's Story: The Cradlep. 133
Epiloguep. 163
Haplogroup Descriptionsp. 175
Glossaryp. 229
Further Readingp. 235
About the Authorp. 238
Author Acknowledgments and Illustration Creditsp. 240
Indexp. 242
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