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The Resource Who we are and how we got here : ancient DNA and the new science of the human past, David Reich

Who we are and how we got here : ancient DNA and the new science of the human past, David Reich

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Who we are and how we got here : ancient DNA and the new science of the human past
Title
Who we are and how we got here
Title remainder
ancient DNA and the new science of the human past
Statement of responsibility
David Reich
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Language
eng
Summary
"A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies. Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and it has become clear--in part from David Reich's own contributions to the field--that genomics is as important a means of understanding the human past as archeology, linguistics, and the written word. Now, in The New Science of the Human Past, Reich describes with unprecedented clarity just how the human genome provides not only all the information that a fertilized human egg needs to develop but also contains within it the history of our species. He delineates how the Genomic Revolution and ancient DNA are transforming our understanding of our own lineage as modern humans; how genomics deconstructs the idea that there are no biologically meaningful differences among human populations (though without adherence to pernicious racist hierarchies); and how DNA studies reveal the deep history of human inequality--among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals within a population"--
Summary
A Harvard Medical School geneticist and pioneer in the study of ancient DNA examines how technological advances in genomics are profoundly changing today's understandings of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies about racial and sexual inequality
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10622632
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YDX
Dewey number
572.8/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the ancient DNA revolution and the new science of the human past
Label
Who we are and how we got here : ancient DNA and the new science of the human past, David Reich
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3581140
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: The deep history of our species -- How the genome explains who we are -- Encounters the Neanderthals -- Ancient DNA opens the floodgates -- Part II: How we got to where we are today -- Humanity's ghosts -- The making of modern Europe -- The collision that formed India -- In search of Native American ancestors -- The genomic origins of East Asians -- Rejoining Africa to the human story -- Part III: The disruptive genome -- The genomics of inequality -- The genomics of race and identity -- The future of ancient DNA
Control code
on1031110138
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 335 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101870334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DBD44CE6-F08B-4FB3-BB53-E4707B7686E7
System control number
(OCoLC)1031110138
Label
Who we are and how we got here : ancient DNA and the new science of the human past, David Reich
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3581140
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: The deep history of our species -- How the genome explains who we are -- Encounters the Neanderthals -- Ancient DNA opens the floodgates -- Part II: How we got to where we are today -- Humanity's ghosts -- The making of modern Europe -- The collision that formed India -- In search of Native American ancestors -- The genomic origins of East Asians -- Rejoining Africa to the human story -- Part III: The disruptive genome -- The genomics of inequality -- The genomics of race and identity -- The future of ancient DNA
Control code
on1031110138
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 335 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101870334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DBD44CE6-F08B-4FB3-BB53-E4707B7686E7
System control number
(OCoLC)1031110138

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