Synopses & Reviews
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza draws upon his lifelong work in archaeology, anthropology, genetics, molecular biology, and linguistics, to address the basic questions of human origins and diversity. Coauthored by his son, Francesco, the book answers age-old questions such as: Was there a mitochondrial Eve? Did the first humans originate in Africa or in several spots on the planet at about the same time? How did humans get onto North America, the tip of South America, and Australia?
Highly influential discoveries about the evolution of humans, and their subsequent colonization of the earth.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-288) and index.
About the Author
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforzais Emeritus Professor of Genetics at Stanford University Medical School. He is the author of a number of seminal scientific books.