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020 _a9780198831440 (pbk.)
020 _a9781101870334
_q(electronic bk.)
020 _a1101870338
_q(electronic bk.)
035 _a(OCoLC)1029760909
040 _aBLR
049 _aBNYC
050 4 _aQH431
_b.R37 2018eb
082 0 4 _a572.86 REI
100 1 _aReich, David
_c(Of Harvard Medical School),
245 1 0 _aWho we are and how we got here :
_bancient DNA and the new science of the human past /
_cDavid Reich.
250 _aFirst edition.
264 1 _aNew Delhi :
_bOxford University Press,
300 _axxvii, 335 pages :
_billustrations ;
_c23 cm
336 _atext
337 _acomputer
338 _aonline resource
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 291-320) and index.
505 0 _aIntroduction -- Part I: The deep history of our species -- How the genome explains who we are -- Encounters the Neanderthals -- Ancient DNA opens the floodgates -- Part II: How we got to where we are today -- Humanity's ghosts -- The making of modern Europe -- The collision that formed India -- In search of Native American ancestors -- The genomic origins of East Asians -- Rejoining Africa to the human story -- Part III: The disruptive genome -- The genomics of inequality -- The genomics of race and identity -- The future of ancient DNA.
520 _a"A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies. Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and it has become clear--in part from David Reich's own contributions to the field--that genomics is as important a means of understanding the human past as archeology, linguistics, and the written word. Now, in The New Science of the Human Past, Reich describes with unprecedented clarity just how the human genome provides not only all the information that a fertilized human egg needs to develop but also contains within it the history of our species. He delineates how the Genomic Revolution and ancient DNA are transforming our understanding of our own lineage as modern humans; how genomics deconstructs the idea that there are no biologically meaningful differences among human populations (though without adherence to pernicious racist hierarchies); and how DNA studies reveal the deep history of human inequality--among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals within a population"--
650 0 _aHuman genetics
_vPopular works.
650 0 _aGenomics
_vPopular works.
650 0 _aDNA
650 0 _aPrehistoric peoples.
650 0 _aHuman population genetics.
650 7 _aSCIENCE
_xLife Sciences
_xGenetics & Genomics.
650 7 _aSCIENCE
_xLife Sciences
650 7 _aDNA
650 7 _aGenomics.
650 7 _aHuman genetics.
650 7 _aHuman population genetics.
650 7 _aPrehistoric peoples.
655 7 _aPopular works.
776 0 8 _iPrint version:
_aReich, David (Of Harvard Medical School).
_tWho we are and how we got here.
_bFirst edition.
_dNew York : Pantheon Books, [2018]
_w(DLC) 2017038165
901 _aOCLC
908 4 _aQH431
942 _2ddc