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

Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
Author: Steve Olson
ISBN 13: 9780618352104
ISBN 10: 618352104
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2003-04-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $15.95

Olson, a science journalist in the US, has undertaken the ambitious task of describing and defining the history of genetic ancestry worldwide, concluding that, though our awareness is always drawn to the differences, in fact humans are all related. The book is organized by broad geographical area—Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, Europe, and the Americas—with a final chapter on Hawaii as an example of a small place where several races come together. Olson talked to specialists in genetics as he traveled, and much of the book concerns the stories of different peoples seeking genetic answers to the question of their ancestry. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Thanks to recent discoveries in genetics, explains science journalist Olson, we're learning about human history before any history was written down. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.