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Mapping Human History

Discovering the Past Through Our Genes

by Steve Olson

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Published by Houghton Mifflin .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7603646M
ISBN 100618091572
ISBN 109780618091577

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Mapping Human History by Steve Olson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mapping Human History discusses how the use of mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosomal DNA can be used to trace the common origins of humans. Steve builds a case for how humans appeared as a distinct group abouttoyears ago based on genetic variation we see in people by: 7.

Mapping Human History book   Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins. In a journey across four continents, acclaimed science writer Steve Olson traces the origins of modern humans and the migrations of our ancestors throughout the world over the pastyears/5.

Like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, Mapping Human History is a groundbreaking synthesis of science and history. Drawing on a wide range of research and sources, Olson provides startling new perspectives on the invention of agriculture, the peopling of the Americas, the origins of language, the history of the Jews, and much more.

mapping human history discovering the past through our genes by steve olson ‧ release date: Mapping Human History is nothing less than an astonishing "history of prehistory." Best of all, the story it tells, of why groups of humans differ and what those differences mean, pertains to 3/5(3).

Book Overview. In a journey across four continents, acclaimed science writer Steve Olson traces the origins of modern humans and the migrations of our ancestors throughout the world over the pastyears.

Like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, Mapping Human History is a groundbreaking synthesis of science and by: 7. Mapping Human History is nothing less than an astonishing "history of prehistory." Best of all, the story it tells, of why groups of humans differ and what those differences mean, pertains to our lives today.

Steve Olson traveled through four continents to gather insights into the development of humans and our expansion throughout the :   Mapping Human History has an important and engrossing tale to tell, and Olson tells it well.

I do have a certain European distaste for the formulaic human-interest stories with which American. As human genetics becomes increasingly a part of everyday experience, there is a need for literature that accurately explains our science to the general public. Steve Olson, an experienced science writer, has done an excellent job of balancing scientific content with journalistic spice in this new book about the genetic history of our : Lynn Jorde.

Mapping Human History, which was nominated for a National Book Award inis an ambitious overview ofyears of human history. Olson uses new findings in genetics to explore the origins of mankind. By the early s it had become clear that scientists could now map the history and origins of the human race even as globalization was endangering many people groups around the world who had remained isolated for thousands of years and who thus held the keys to the mysteries of human origins/5.

"Originally published to wide acclaim, this lively, cleverly illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these.

After thorough studies, the author of ‘Mapping Human History’ agreed that multiregional hypothesis is more convincing that the other one. He agreed to the points of other geneticists, though he was in a hurry to conclude that archaic humans had negligible contribution in enhancing the human genetic heritage.

Mapping Human History (Hardcover) Discovering the Past Through Our Genes. By Steve Olson. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,pp. Publication Date: January 1, Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (4/1/).

Mapping Human History contained a conjecture about human ancestry that was disputed when the book was published. The book claimed that the most recent common ancestor of everyone living on the earth today must have lived just 2, to 3, years ago, a number that geneticists thought much too small.

Click on each route to view more information. When humans first ventured out of Africa s years ago, they left genetic footprints still visible today. By mapping the appearance and frequency of genetic markers in modern peoples, we create a picture of when and where ancient humans moved around the world.

Mapping Human History is nothing less than a 'history of prehistory'. Steve Olson travelled through four continents to discover the development of humans and our expansion throughout the planet. He describes, for example, new thinking about how centres of agriculture sprang up among disparate foraging societies at roughly the same time.

Early in scientists from both teams jointly announced the "completion" of the mapping of the human genome, indicating that they had identified an estima genes (instead of the expected ,), constituting just 1% of the total human DNA.

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