The Journey Of Man

Author: Spencer Wells
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069111532X
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Traces the history and origins of human evolution, discussing how the human species spread out of Africa, why different races exist, and who our real ancestors are and are not.

Deep Ancestry

Author: Spencer Wells
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426201184
Size: 10.81 MB
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A scientist and explorer describes his ambitious genetic research project to map the ancient roots and mystery of human origins, explaining how an individual's DNA can provide a key piece in the puzzle of human history and his landmark efforts to test genetic profiles of people from around the world to trace the depths of our common origins. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Human Origins

Author: Rob DeSalle
Publisher: TAMU Press
ISBN: UOM:39015077649856
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Ever since the recognition of the Neanderthals as an archaic form of human in the mid-nineteenth century, the fossilized bones of extinct humans have been used by paleoanthropologists to explore human origins. These bones tell the story of how the earliest humans first emerged in Africa some 6 to 7 million years ago. The bones also reveal that as humans became anatomically and behaviorally more modern, they swept out of Africa in waves into Asia, Europe, and finally into the New World. Even as paleoanthropologists continued to make important discoveries, experts in genetics were looking at the human species from a very different angle. In 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick first envisioned the double helix structure of DNA, the basic building block of all life. In the 1970s it was shown that humans share 98.7 percent of their genes with the great apes--that in fact genetically we are more closely related to chimpanzees than chimpanzees are to gorillas. And most recently the entire human genome has been mapped--we now know where each of the genes are located on the DNA strands that make up our chromosomes. In Human Origins: What Bones and Genomes Tell Us about Ourselves, two of the worlds foremost scientists, geneticist Rob DeSalle and paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall, show how research into the human genome confirms what fossil bones have told us about human origins. This unprecedented integration of the fossil and genomic records provides the most complete understanding possible of humanity's place in nature, its emergence from the rest of the living world, and the evolutionary processes that have molded human populations to be what they are today.

Genetics A Conceptual Approach

Author: Benjamin A. Pierce
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429232524
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Ben Pierce is recognized for his ability to make the complex subject of genetics as accessible as possible, giving students the big picture. By helping students easily identify the key concepts in genetics and by helping them make connections among concepts, Pierce allows students to learn the material with greater ease. W.H. Freeman is proud to introduce the Fourth Edition of Pierce’s Genetics: A Conceptual Approach. Visit the preview site at www.whfreeman.com/pierce4epreview

Race And Science

Author: Paul Lawrence Farber
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000067068005
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During the course of American history, scientific theories have been used to legitimate racial ideas that in turn have been important in creating and interpreting the law. Race and Science collects essays from leading voices in law, history, history of science, botany, and the social sciences, resulting in a rich and comprehensive multidisciplinary exploration of the roots of and the scientific challenges to racial essentialism. The notion that someone's racial identity and characteristics define everything of importance about them has become deeply embedded in American culture, society, and science. These essays illuminate the roots of this belief and present case studies that explore how and why natural and social scientists have challenged these racist views. Race and Science will be of interest to historians, social scientists, educators, and scientists, and others interested in racism as a phenomenon in American culture.

Library Journal

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Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015082964944
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.