Surnames and Genetic Structure
By (author) Gabriel Ward Lasker
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Surnames and Genetic Structure by Gabriel Ward Lasker
Book DescriptionSurnames are inherited in much the same way as are biological traits. Since surnames were generally adopted - in Europe during Medieval times - their distribution has become very uneven: analysis of the present geographic patterns provides an insight into the kind of redistribution of genes that has resulted from all the migrations of the intervening years. Using non-technical language and a minimum of mathematics, this book presents a lucid description and evaluation of these studies of the genetic structure of human populations. A special feature is the appendix which presents computer-generated maps and distribution diagrams of 100 common surnames in England and Wales.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521302852
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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