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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reich, David
Dewey number
572.8/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH431
LC item number
.R37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 D-692
  • QU 460
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human genetics
  • Genomics
  • DNA
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Human population genetics
  • Genome, Human
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Genomics
  • Genetic Techniques
  • DNA
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • DNA
  • Genomics
  • Human genetics
  • Human population genetics
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Alte DNA
  • Humangenetik
  • Paläanthropologie
Label
Who we are and how we got here : ancient DNA and the new science of the human past, David Reich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-320) 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
Introduction -- Part I. The deep history of our species. How the genome explains who we are ; Encounters with 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
992952862
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 335 pages
Isbn
9781101870327
Lccn
2017038165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028084483
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)992952862
Label
Who we are and how we got here : ancient DNA and the new science of the human past, David Reich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-320) 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
Introduction -- Part I. The deep history of our species. How the genome explains who we are ; Encounters with 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
992952862
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 335 pages
Isbn
9781101870327
Lccn
2017038165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028084483
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)992952862

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