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The Resource A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the stories in our genes, Adam Rutherford

A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the stories in our genes, Adam Rutherford

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A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the stories in our genes
Title
A brief history of everyone who ever lived
Title remainder
the stories in our genes
Statement of responsibility
Adam Rutherford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex. Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001 it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims and myths. In fact, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes should be read not as instruction manuals, but as epic poems. DNA determines far less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals, but vastly more about us as a species. In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about history, and what history tells us about our genes. From Neanderthals to murder, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics, this is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be
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NLGGC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rutherford, Adam
Dewey number
599.938
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human genome
  • Human beings
Target audience
adult
Label
A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the stories in our genes, Adam Rutherford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE HOW WE CAME TO BE -- 1.Horny and mobile -- 2.The first European union -- 3.When we were kings -- i.The king lives on -- ii.Richard III, Act VI -- iii.The king is dead -- pt. TWO WHO WE ARE NOW -- 4.The end of race -- 5.The most wondrous map ever produced by humankind -- 6.Fate -- 7.A Short Introduction to the Future of Humankind -- Epilogue
Control code
000058631212
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780297609384
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958941321
Label
A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the stories in our genes, Adam Rutherford
Publication
Copyright
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
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE HOW WE CAME TO BE -- 1.Horny and mobile -- 2.The first European union -- 3.When we were kings -- i.The king lives on -- ii.Richard III, Act VI -- iii.The king is dead -- pt. TWO WHO WE ARE NOW -- 4.The end of race -- 5.The most wondrous map ever produced by humankind -- 6.Fate -- 7.A Short Introduction to the Future of Humankind -- Epilogue
Control code
000058631212
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780297609384
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958941321

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