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Women of the Frontier History Americas United States 19th Century Billy Kennedy Emerald House Group Inc.


30th September 2012 History Books 0 Comments

Billy Kennedy is a journalist in Belfast, Northern Ireland who has done extensive research into the history of the Scots-Irish people in the United States. Mr. Kenned is currently working on a television series with the BBC and American Public Television; this is his eighth book.

Tells the stories of more than 50 women who were part of the making of America from the 1700s through the early 1900s.

Women of the Frontier (Scots-Irish Chronicles)

Deep Ancestry: Inside The Genographic Project

In this concise and well-written work, Wells (The Journey of Man) provides an accessible introduction to genetic anthropology, the study of human history using genetic evidence. Wells is the director of the Genographic Project, which collects DNA samples from a wide array of world populations to better understand human history over the last 200,000 years. Wells does a fantastic job distilling both genetics and genetic anthropology into straightforward topics, presenting sophisticated material accessibly without oversimplification. He gives the reader the basic concepts (Y chromosomes, mtDNA, haplogroups, genetic markers) and then proceeds to step through genographic research from its 19th-century origins to the present day. In so doing, he takes the reader back to the 170,000-year-old female genetic ancestor of every person alive today: the so-called African Eve. It is a remarkable journey that will appeal to readers of all backgrounds interested in exploring the science and research behind human evolution, although those with more experience in the sciences may find some of the material elementary.
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Travel backward through time from today’s scattered billions to the handful of early humans who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago and are ancestors to us all.

In Deep Ancestry, scientist and National Geographic explorer Spencer Wells shows how tiny genetic changes add up over time into a fascinating story. Using scores of real-life examples, helpful analogies, and detailed diagrams and illustrations, he explains exactly how each and every individual’s DNA contributes another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of human history. The book takes readers inside the Genographic Projectthe landmark study now assembling the world’s largest collection of DNA samples and employing the latest in testing technology and computer analysis to examine hundreds of thousand of genetic profiles from all over the globeand invites us all to take part.

Deep Ancestry: Inside The Genographic Project










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