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By: LL Cavalli-Sforza, P Menozzi and A Piazza
413 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
Now available as an abridged paperback edition, the original hardback (1000 pp.) was hailed as a breakthrough in the understanding of human evolution. The History and Geography of Human Genes offers the first full-scale reconstruction of where human populations originated, and the paths by which they spread throughout the world. By mapping the worldwide geographic distribution of genes for over 110 traits in over 1800 primarily aboriginal populations, the authors charted migrations and devised a clock by which to date evolutionary history.
The reconstruction of the human family tree--its branching order, its timing, and its geography--may be within our grasp... This research has great importance for the obvious and most joyously legitimate parochial reason--our intense fascination with ourselves and the details of our history. m Stephen Jay Gould's article in "Natural History This is the most comprehensive treatment of human genetic variations available ... An impressive display of synthesis and analysis. Science This long-awaited magnum opus is a major contribution to our knowledge of human genetic variation and its distribution on a global scale. American Scientist
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