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The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

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One of the most dramatic stories of genetic discovery since James Watson's The Double Helix, The Seven Daughters of Evereveals the remarkable story behind a groundbreaking scientific discovery. After being summoned in 1997 to an archaeological site to examine the remains of a five-thousand-year-old man, Bryan Sykes ultimately was able to prove not only that the man was a European but also that he has living relatives in England today. In this lucid, absorbing account, Sykes reveals how the identification of a particular strand of DNA that passes unbroken through the maternal line allows scientists to trace our genetic makeup all the way back to prehistoric times, to seven primeval women, the Seven Daughters of Eve.

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The national bestseller that reveals how we are descended from seven prehistoric women. 

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Drawing on years of study of genetics and DNA, a scientist describes how he linked the DNA found in the remains of a five-thousand-year-old man to modern-day relatives lviing in England and explains how all modern individuals can trace their genetic makeup back to prehistoric times to seven primeval women. Reprint. 37,500 first printing.

About the Author

Bryan Sykesis professor of human genetics at Oxford University. His company, Oxford Ancestors, traces human genetic backgrounds. Sykes’s books include the The New York Timesbest-selling The Seven Daughters of Eve.

Table of Contents

Iceman's relative found in Dorset — So, what is DNA and what does it do? — From blood groups to genes — Special messenger — Tsar and I — Puzzle of the Pacific - Greatest voyagers — First Europeans — Last of the Neanderthals — Hunters and farmers — We are not amused — Cheddar man speaks — Adam joins the party — Seven daughters — Ursula — Xenia — Helena — Velda — Tara — Katrine — Jasmine — World — Sense of self — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393079807
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Author:
Sykes, Bryan
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Evolution
Publication Date:
December 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Physical
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Genetics

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"Synopsis" by , The national bestseller that reveals how we are descended from seven prehistoric women. 
"Synopsis" by , Drawing on years of study of genetics and DNA, a scientist describes how he linked the DNA found in the remains of a five-thousand-year-old man to modern-day relatives lviing in England and explains how all modern individuals can trace their genetic makeup back to prehistoric times to seven primeval women. Reprint. 37,500 first printing.
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