- Tapa blanda: 239 páginas
- Editor: University of California Press (3 de abril de 2001)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0520228731
- ISBN-13: 978-0520228733
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Genes, Peoples and Languages (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 3 abr 2001
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"Effectively communicates complex ideas for a general audience without sacrificing the important technical details that underlie them; thus it should be of great interest to professional as well as lay readers."--Theodore G. Schurr, "American Scientist
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Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was among the first to ask whether the genes of modern populations contain a historical record of the human species. Cavalli-Sforza and others have answered this question--anticipated by Darwin--with a decisive yes. Genes, Peoples, and Languages comprises five lectures that serve as a summation of the author's work over several decades, the goal of which has been nothing less than tracking the past hundred thousand years of human evolution. Cavalli-Sforza raises questions that have serious political, social, and scientific import: When and where did we evolve? How have human societies spread across the continents? How have cultural innovations affected the growth and spread of populations? What is the connection between genes and languages? Always provocative and often astonishing, Cavalli-Sforza explains why there is no genetic basis for racial classification.Ver Descripción del producto
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This is a highly technical book. It is college level reading.
The book delves into genetics and linguistics issues, which are explained well despite the multidisciplinary approach. A must read for students in genetics, history, linguistiscs, and even genetic counseling.
For readers who would like to utilize the knowledge of genetics in studying their distant family relationships as a supplement to this work, I would refer them to the "Ancestry DNA Toolbox" or the book "How to DNA test our family relationships?" available from amazon.com.
- the description of the concept of race, in his view the concept of race is obsolete and it just does not have any valuable meaning, and he explains you why in the first few chapters.
- the ability by DNA study to generate a migration map (like the one detailed about Europe), just amazing how it matches maps drawn by archeologists or linguistic studies.
Overall a very good look at what has been done on genetics study on people.