Libro que me han prestado: The Journey of Man por Spencer Wells

por davidgp el 21/09/2007

Este libro que me han recomendado sobre la evolución del hombre actual en las diferentes razas que lo componen se me antoja realmente interesante. Intentar responder a respuestas de por qué en ciertas partes del planeta se desarrollaron ciertos rasgos mientras que en otras partes otros, es algo que me gustaría saber como se consigue.

The Journey of Man

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“Spencer Wells, whose genetic work has contributed to our understanding of human prehistory, has provided an acount of the spread and mixing of the human species from its origin in Africa that is both scientifically accurate and accessible to the nonscientist.” – Richard Lewontin (Hardvrd University, author of It Ain’t Necessarily So: The Dream of the Human Genome and Other Illusions)

Leading genetcist and explorer Spence Wells uses cutting-edge science to rewrite the fascinating story of our earliest ancestors – a companion to the PBS/National Geographic Special.

Around 60,000 years ago, a man-genetically indentical to us-lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happaened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if moderm humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races?

Examining the hidden secrets of human evolution in our genetic code, Spencer Wells reveals how developments in the revolutionary science of population genetics have made it possible to create a family tree for the whole of humanity. Replete with marvelous anecdotes and remarkable information, from the truth about the real Adam and Eve to the way differing racial types emerged, The Journey of Man is an enthralling, epic tour thorugh the history and development of early humankind.

“Written with much verve, easy to read, and up-to-date on many important developments.” –Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (Standford Universit, author of The History and Geography of Human Genes and Genes, Peoples, and Languages.

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