A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

by Author Adam Rutherford, PhD

  • Publisher The Experiment
  • Year published 2017
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-161519494
  • Number of pages 416 pages
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Book description

Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years ago to the present.  ebook icon Audio book icon

National Book Critics Circle Award - 2017 Nonfiction Finalist | National Geographic Best Book of 2017| An Amazon Best Book of 2017 | 2017 Foreword INDIES Gold Winner | Winner of the 2018 Thomas Bonner Book Prize | A New York Public Library Book of the Day

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About the Author
Author description

Adam Rutherford, Ph.D., is a geneticist, science writer, and broadcaster. He studied genetics at University College London, and during his Ph.D. on the developing eye, he was part of a team that identified the first known genetic cause of a form of childhood blindness. As well as writing for the science pages of The Guardian, he has written and presented many award-winning series and programs for the BBC, including the flagship weekly Radio 4 program Inside Science, The Cell for BBC Four, and Playing God (on the rise of synthetic biology) for the leading science series Horizon. He is also the author of How to Argue With a Racist, an incisive guide to what modern genetics can and can’t tell us about human difference, and The Book of Humans, a new evolutionary history that explores the profound paradox of the “human animal.”

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