The Human Inheritance (inbunden)
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illustrated ed
OUP Oxford
Sykes, Brian (ed.)
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The Human Inheritance (inbunden)

The Human Inheritance

Genes, Language, and Evolution

Inbunden Engelska, 1999-11-01
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The study of evolution - and human evolution in particular - because it deals with a past that can never conclusively be known, has always been fraught with controversy. Enter genetics with a completely new source of objective data. Surely the old questions would soon be settled one way or another. Or would they? Bryan Sykes brings together a world-class set of contributors to debate just what the links between genes, language, and the archaeological record can tell
us about human evolution. The eight lively essays offer widely differing opinions, pose more questions than they offer answers, eschew jargon, and pursue controversy. Guaranteed to fascinate anyone who has ever wondered how the fossil record, the incredible diversity of human language, and our
genetic inheritance might combine to give a glimpse of human origins.
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' This is a thought-provoking and extremely readable book in which the arguments are uniformly cogent and the exemplifications admirable' Human Genetics

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Dr. Bryan Sykes is based at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DS. Tel. 01865 222404 Fax 01865 222498 Email bsykes@molbiol.


Introduction; 1. Reflections on the archaeology of linguistic diversity; 2. The fossil record of the evolution of Homo sapiens; 3. Language classification: scientific and unscientific methods; 4. Human evolution: our turbulent genes and why we are not chimps; 5. Using genes to map population structure and origins; 6. Ancient DNA; 7. Language and genes in the Americas; 8. Human genetic diversity and disease susceptibility