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Invisible History of the Human Race : How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

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A New York Times Notable Book “The richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time.” —The New York Times Book ReviewWe are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? InThe Invisible History of the Human Race Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where we come from and where we may be going. While some books explore our genetic inheritance and popular television shows celebrate ancestry, this is the first book to explore how everything from DNA to emotions to names and the stories that form our lives are all part of our human legacy. Kenneally shows how trust is inherited in Africa, silence is passed down in Tasmania, and how the history of nations is written in our DNA. From fateful, ancient encounters to modern mass migrations and medical diagnoses, Kenneally explains how the forces that shaped the history of the world ultimately shape each human who inhabits it.The Invisible History of the Human Race is a deeply researched, carefully crafted and provocative perspective on how our stories, psychology, and genetics affect ourpast and our future.
The richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time.? The New York Times Book Review

We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by forces that are invisible to us? InThe Invisible History of the Human Race, Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to examine how the latest discoveries in fields ranging from genetics to economics reveal where we come fromand where we may be heading. The rich legacy of humanity is a treasure trove that exists not only in the form of historical artifacts but also in our very DNA, our names, and even our emotions. From fateful ancient encounters to modern mass migrations and medical diagnoses, the forces that have shaped the world have ultimately shaped each human who inhabits it. Kenneally takes the reader from the massive global genealogical database assembled by the Mormon Church to dusty archives containing Australian prison records to the private companies that are capitalizing on our latest obsession with lineage. Deeply researched and carefully crafted, this is a profound exploration of the very roots of human identity.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 355
Genre: Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Christine Kenneally
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2015
TCIN: 21568447
UPC: 9780143127925
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-8488
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