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The Resource The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures, Christine Kenneally

The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures, Christine Kenneally

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The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures
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The invisible history of the human race
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how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures
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Christine Kenneally
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How DNA and history shape our identities and our futures
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eng
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We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History of the Human Race Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where we come from and where we may be going. While some books explore our genetic inheritance and popular television shows celebrate ancestry, this is the first book to explore how everything from DNA to emotions to names and the stories that form our lives are all part of our human legacy. Kenneally shows how trust is inherited in Africa, silence is passed down in Tasmania, and how the history of nations is written in our DNA. From fateful, ancient encounters to modern mass migrations and medical diagnoses, Kenneally explains how the forces that shaped the history of the world ultimately shape each human who inhabits it.The word 'brilliant' gets thrown around a lot, but it should be saved for Christine Kenneally and her book The Invisible History of the Human Race. Transcending the nature-nurture dichotomy, Kenneally shows us how our societies and our selves got to be the way they are. Don't read this book looking for neat answers--gaze instead through a glorious kaleidoscope of science, psychology, history and first-class storytelling.--Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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Draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where we come from and where we may be going, showing everything from DNA to emotions to names and stories are all part of our human legacy and explaining how the history of nations is written in our DNA
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New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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Kenneally, Christine
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128
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Genetic genealogy
  • Human beings
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adult
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how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures
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The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures, Christine Kenneally
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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000053059473
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24 cm.
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xi, 355 pages
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9781863957038
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(paperback)
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The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures, Christine Kenneally
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053059473
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 355 pages
Isbn
9781863957038
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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