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Mapping Human History : Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins

Mapping Human History : Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins - 02 edition

Mapping Human History : Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780618352104

ISBN10: 0618352104

Mapping Human History : Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins by Steve Olson - ISBN 9780618352104
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Mariner Books
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International: No
Mapping Human History : Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins by Steve Olson - ISBN 9780618352104

ISBN13: 9780618352104

ISBN10: 0618352104

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02

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Summary

In a journey across four continents, the acclaimed science writer Steve Olson traces the origins of modern humans and the migrations of our ancestors throughout the world over the past 150,000 years. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including the latest genetic research, linguistic evidence, and archaeological findings, Olson reveals the surprising unity among modern humans and "demonstrates just how naive some of our ideas about our human ancestry have been" (Discover). Olson offers a genealogy of all humanity, explaining, for instance, why everyone can claim Julius Caesar and Confucius as forebears. Olson also provides startling new perspectives on the invention of agriculture, the peopling of the Americas, the origins of language, the concept of race, and more. An engaging and lucid account, Mapping Human History will forever change how we think about ourselves and our relations with others.