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Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was among the first to ask whether the genes of modern populations contain a historical record of the human species. Cavalli-Sforza and others have answered this questionand#151;anticipated by Darwinand#151;with a decisive yes. Genes, Peoples, and Languages comprises five lectures that serve as a summation of the author's work over several decades, the goal of which has been nothing less than tracking the past hundred thousand years of human evolution.

Cavalli-Sforza raises questions that have serious political, social, and scientific import: When and where did we evolve? How have human societies spread across the continents? How have cultural innovations affected the growth and spread of populations? What is the connection between genes and languages? Always provocative and often astonishing, Cavalli-Sforza explains why there is no genetic basis for racial classification.

Synopsis:

Cavalli-Sforza was among the first to ask whether the genes of modern populations contain a historical record of the human species. In answering to the affirmative, this title comprises five lectures that serve as a summation of the author's work in tracking a hundred thousand years of human evolution. Maps.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

About the Author

Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was born in Genoa in 1922 and has taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Parma, and Pavia. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Genetics at Stanford University and is the author of The History and Geography of Human Genes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520228733
Translator:
Seielstad, Mark
Author:
Seielstad, Mark
Author:
Cavalli-Sforza, Luigi Luca
Author:
Cavalli-Sforza, L. L.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Evolution - Human
Subject:
Fossil hominids
Subject:
Human population genetics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
Language and languages -- Origin.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
bk. 2
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 figures, 9 maps, 4 tables
Pages:
239
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 10 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Cavalli-Sforza was among the first to ask whether the genes of modern populations contain a historical record of the human species. In answering to the affirmative, this title comprises five lectures that serve as a summation of the author's work in tracking a hundred thousand years of human evolution. Maps.
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