Libro que me han prestado: The Seven Daughters of Eve por Bryan Sykes

por davidgp el 13/11/2007

Después de haber leído The Journey of Men me apetece muchísimo seguir leyendo libros que hablen de la evolución de la especie humana, The Seven Daughters of Eve se me antoja ideal para ello.

The Seven Daughters of Eve

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“Sykes recounts his tale of discovery with the drama it warrants… Gripping” –New York Times Book Review

In 1994 Bryan Sykes was called in as an expert to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy for over 5000 years-the Ice Man. Sykes succeeded in extracting DNG from the Ice Man, but ever more important, writes Science News, was his “ability to directly link that DND to Europeans living today.” In this groundbreaking book, Sykes reveals how the indentification of a particular strand of DNA that passes unbroken through the maternal line allows scientists to trace our genetic makeup all the way to prehistoric times-to seven primeval women, the “seven daughters of Eve.”

“Scientifically accurate and understandable to layperson… [The Seven Daughters of Eve] will be recognized as an important work, bringing molecular anthorpology to a mass audience.” –Nature

“A natural storyteller, [Sykes] relates the early history of developing genetics up to contemporary times as the DNA of genes is decoded… A riveting account shiwing how archeological evidence and molecular biology findings complement one another in the challenge to unearth our past and our beginnings.” –Choice

“Sykeshas solved some of the hottest debates about human origins.” –Publishers Weekly

Bryan Sykes is professor of genetics at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University and editor of The Human Inheritance: Genes, Language, and Evolution.

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