The Scots: A Genetic Journey

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Birlinn, Limited, 2012 - History - 256 pages
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History has always mattered to Scots, and rarely more so than now at the outset of a new century, with a new census appearing in 2011 and after more than ten years of a new parliament. An almost limitless archive of our history lies hidden inside our bodies and we carry the ancient story of Scotland around with us. The mushrooming of genetic studies, of DNA analysis, is rewriting our history in spectacular fashion. In Scotland: A Genetic Journey, Alistair Moffat explores the history that is printed on our genes, and in a remarkable new approach, uncovers the detail of where we are from, who we are and in so doing colour vividly a DNA map of Scotland.

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User Review  - N.W.Moors - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating book that traces the DNA and people of Scotland from earliest times and from all parts of the country including the islands. It is very detailed, using both historical records ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Alistair Moffat is an award-winning writer and journalist, the former director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Rector of the University of Saint Andrews. He is the author of numerous books, including The Reivers, Tyneside, and The Wall. James F. Wilson works at the University of Edinburgh and is the founder of the genetic ancestry testing company

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