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A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the stories in our genes, Adam Rutherford

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A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the stories in our genes
Title
A brief history of everyone who ever lived
Title remainder
the stories in our genes
Statement of responsibility
Adam Rutherford
Title variation
Stories in our genes
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex. Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001 it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims and myths. In fact, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes should be read not as instruction manuals, but as epic poems. DNA determines far less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals, but vastly more about us as a species. In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about history, and what history tells us about our genes. From Neanderthals to murder, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics, this is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
599.938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GN281.4
  • QH437
LC item number
  • .R88 2016
  • .R88 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QU 460
NLM item number
R975b 2016
Target audience
adult
A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the stories in our genes, Adam Rutherford
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A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the stories in our genes, Adam Rutherford
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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ocn958941321
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24 cm
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Extent
xii, 419 pages
Isbn
9780297609384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Kōtui multi-version record.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)958941321

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