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ISBN-13: 9781615194049

ISBN-10: 1615194940

ISBN-13: 9781615194940

National publication Critics Circle Award—2017 Nonfiction Finalist

Nothing below a travel de force—a heady amalgam of technology, historical past, slightly of anthropology and lots of nuanced, alluring storytelling.”—The ny occasions booklet Review, Editor's Choice

A nationwide Geographic most sensible e-book of 2017

In our specified genomes, each folks incorporates the tale of our species—births, deaths, ailment, conflict, famine, migration, and a lot of sex.

yet these tales have continually been locked away—until now.

who're our ancestors? the place did they arrive from? Geneticists have without warning develop into historians, and the difficult facts in our DNA has blown the lid off what we concept we knew. Acclaimed technological know-how author Adam Rutherford explains precisely how genomics is totally rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years in the past to the present.

A short heritage of all people Who Ever Lived will upend your pondering on Neanderthals, evolution, royalty, race, or even redheads. (For instance, we now understand that not less than 4 human species as soon as roamed the earth.) Plus, here's the outstanding, debatable tale of ways our genes made their solution to the Americas—one that’s nonetheless being written, as ever extra folks have our DNA sequenced.

Rutherford closes with “A brief advent to the way forward for Humankind,” jam-packed with provocative questions that we’re at the cusp of answering: Are we nonetheless within the seize of traditional choice? Are we evolving for greater or worse? And . . . the place can we pass from here?

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