Deep Ancestry by Spencer Wells
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Deep Ancestry
By Spencer Wells

Deep Ancestry

Inside the Genographic Project

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Format: Paperback

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Deep Ancestry by Spencer Wells

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In Deep Ancestry, scientist and explorer Spencer Wells shows how tiny genetic changes add up over time into a fascinating story. Using scores of real-life examples, helpful analogies, and detailed diagrams and illustrations, he translates complicated concepts into accessible language and explains exactly how each and every individual's DNA contributes another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of human history. The book takes readers inside the Genographic Project, the landmark study now assembling the world's largest collection of population genetic DNA samples and employing the latest in testing technology and computer analysis to examine hundreds of thousands of genetic profiles from all over the globe. Traveling backward through time from today's scattered billions to the handful of early humans who are ancestors to us all, Deep Ancestry shows how universal our human heritage really is. It combines sophisticated science with our compelling interest in family history and ethnic identity-and transcends humankind's shallow distinctions and superficial differences to touch the depths of our common origins.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781426201189
ISBN-10: 1426201184
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 128mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Spencer Wells

Spencer Wells is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and the director of the Genographic Project. After studying under genetic pioneer Luigi Cavalli-Sforza at Stanford University, he began an unusual career that mixes science, writing, and filmmaking. His acclaimed first book, "The Journey of Man, " combined his own DNA research with the work of archaeologists, paleoanthropologists, paleoclimatologists, and linguists to show how modern humans came to populate the planet.

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