The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey
Around 60,000 years ago, a man, identical to us in all important respects, walked the soil of Africa. Every man alive today is descended from him. How did he come to be father to all of us - a real-life Adam? And why do we come in such a huge variety of sizes, shapes, types and races if we all share a single prehistoric ancestor?
In this fascinating book, Spencer 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 influence) but to create a family tree for the whole of humanity.
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Review: The Journey of Man: A Genetic OdysseyUser Review - Meg Bortin - Goodreads
Spencer Wells' lively and engaging account of human origins makes evolutionary genetics supremely comprehensible to the nonspecialist. I enjoyed every moment of this book. Read full review
Review: The Journey of Man: A Genetic OdysseyUser Review - Jeff Dixon - Goodreads
This is the most comprehensive and easy to understand book about human evolution that I have ever read. Read full review