The Journey Of Man

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Penguin Group, 2003 - 240 pages
Around 60,000 Years Ago, A Man, Identical To Us In All Important Respects, Walked The Soil Of Africa. Every Man Alive Today Is Descended From Him. How Did He Come To Be Father To All Of Us A Real-Life Adam? What Happened To The Descendants Of Other 'Adams'? And Why Do We Come In Such A Huge Variety Of Sizes, Shapes, Types And Races If We All Share A Single Prehistoric Ancestor?

In This Fascinating Book Spencer Wells Shows How The Truth About Our Ancestors Is Hidden In Our Genetic Code, And Reveals How Developments In The Cutting-Edge Science Of Population Genetics Have Made It Possible Not Just To Discover Where Our Ancestors Lived (And Who They May Have Fought, Loved, Learned From And Influenced) But To Create A Family Tree For The Whole Of Humanity.

The Journey Of Man Is An Enthralling Epic Tour Through The History And Development Of Early Humankind Relying On Analysis Of Human Genetics To Provide Definitive Answers To Questions We Have Asked For Centuries. Questions Which, In An Age Obsessed By Our Biological Inheritance, Are More Compelling Than Ever.


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Review: The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

Conclusion of Wells' work is that we're all descendants of a single man who lived in Africa about 20,000 years ago. And he is convincing! Very interesting book, with some genetic science thrown in to spice it up (but it doesn't get in the way). Read full review

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User Review  - snash - LibraryThing

The book presents a picture of man's migrations between 60,000 and 10,000 years ago. It is a companion book with the TV special and provides more background into the scientific rational of the study and its conclusions. It is presented in a manner quite understandable to the lay person. Read full review

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