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The Journey of a Man: A Genetic Odyssey

By: Spencer Wells

256 pages, 44 Col photos & 3 maps

Penguin Books

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #142073 | ISBN: 0141008326
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About this book

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 diverse ape; E pluribus unum; Eve's mate; coasting away; leaps and bounds; the main line; blood from a stone; the importance of culture; the final big bang.

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Spencer Wells received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1994, and subsequently moved to Stanford University, where he worked with Luca Cavalli-Sforza. He then led the population genetics research group at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at Oxford.

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