The Resource The great human diasporas : the history of diversity and evolution, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza ; translated from the Italian by Sarah Thorne

The great human diasporas : the history of diversity and evolution, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza ; translated from the Italian by Sarah Thorne

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The great human diasporas : the history of diversity and evolution
Title
The great human diasporas
Title remainder
the history of diversity and evolution
Statement of responsibility
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza ; translated from the Italian by Sarah Thorne
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • Where did the first humans originate? How and when did humans get onto North America, the tip of South America, and Australia? Was there a single human ancestress whose mitochondria survive within us today? Because history cannot be repeated, we may never have answers to these far-reaching questions. Yet, population geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza proposed that the evolutionary past of humankind can be reconstructed by analyzing current genetic data. Now, in The Great Human Diasporas, coauthored with his son, Cavalli-Sforza presents in a single volume for the non-specialist the fruits of over forty years of research
  • After providing a thorough grounding in evolutionary theory, Cavalli-Sforza takes readers back to the heady times of 1961-62 when he and a few colleagues were able to bring together genetic data on blood groups for fifteen populations spread out on five continents. By computing the genetic distance between pairs of populations, these scientists were able to develop an evolutionary tree that looks surprisingly like the ones reconstructed today, even with fifteen times more information. Using this crude tree, scientists could trace the approximate routes modern humans took in colonizing the earth 100,000 years ago and discover when populations split off from each other to form new groups
  • In the course of his work, Cavalli-Sforza joined forces with archaeologists, linguists, anthropologists, and molecular biologists. He shows how both archaeological and genetic data were used to track human migrations during the spread of agriculture; he probes such topics as the existence of a single ancestral language and the relationship between biological and linguistic evolution; and he brings us up to date with his current work as chief sponsor of the human genome diversity project, an ambitious attempt to analyze the most significant individual variations in human genomes
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DLC
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1922-2018
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Cavalli-Sforza, L. L.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Chi siamo
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.C3813 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 D-025
  • GN 281
NLM item number
C377c 1995
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1950-
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Cavalli-Sforza, Francesco
Series statement
Helix books
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  • Human evolution
  • Race
  • Ethnic groups
  • Human genetics
  • Biological Evolution
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Continental Population Groups
  • Genetics, Population
  • Etnische groepen
  • Evolutie
  • Geografische verspreiding
  • Rassen (mens)
  • Ethnic groups
  • Human evolution
  • Human genetics
  • Race
  • Evolutie
  • Rassen (mens)
  • Etnische groepen
  • Geografische verspreiding
  • Ethnische Gruppe
  • Evolution
  • Menschenrasse
Label
The great human diasporas : the history of diversity and evolution, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza ; translated from the Italian by Sarah Thorne
Link
https://archive.org/details/greathumandiaspo00luig
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-288) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The oldest way of life -- Portraits from the past -- One hundred thousand years -- Why are we different? The theory of evolution -- How different are we? The genetic history of the human species -- The last ten thousand years : the great trek of the cultivators -- The Tower of Babel -- Cultural legacies, genetic legacies -- Race and racism -- Evolution and progress
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 300 p.
Isbn
9780201442311
Lccn
94026138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30738720
  • (OCoLC)ocm30738720
Label
The great human diasporas : the history of diversity and evolution, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza ; translated from the Italian by Sarah Thorne
Link
https://archive.org/details/greathumandiaspo00luig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The oldest way of life -- Portraits from the past -- One hundred thousand years -- Why are we different? The theory of evolution -- How different are we? The genetic history of the human species -- The last ten thousand years : the great trek of the cultivators -- The Tower of Babel -- Cultural legacies, genetic legacies -- Race and racism -- Evolution and progress
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 300 p.
Isbn
9780201442311
Lccn
94026138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30738720
  • (OCoLC)ocm30738720

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