The Great Human Diasporas: The History Of Diversity And Evolution

The Great Human Diasporas: The History Of Diversity And Evolution

Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza draws upon his lifelong work in archaeology, anthropology, genetics, molecular biology, and linguistics, to address the basic questions of human origins and diversity. Coauthored by his son, Francesco, the book answers age-old questions such as: Was there a mitochondrial Eve? Did the first humans originate in Africa or in several spots on the planet at about the same time? How did humans get onto North America, the tip of South America, and Australia?

Title:The Great Human Diasporas: The History Of Diversity And Evolution
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780201442311
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  • Dan

    This is a shorter version of their previous book "The History and Geography of Human Genes". Here is my review of that.Absolutely stunning. The result of over 30 years' work by hundreds of scientists....

  • Kvn

    Coinciding with what I perceived to be a surge in disturbing (and I'd argue racist) rhetoric concerning IQ heritability and race, I felt compelled to look into as much research on the matter as my fee...

  • Griffin Wilson

    Anyone unfamiliar with --but hoping to learn about-- the basic principles and facts surrounding human evolution, demography, or population genetics may enjoy this work. Cavalli-Sforza remains a semina...

  • Shalan al shammary

    كتاب مميز في الانثروبولوجيالوكا كافالي فتح عصر جديد من خلال دراسة تاريخ الانسان عن طريق الجيناتهذا العلم ما ز...

  • Kathleen

    If you want to understand how you came to be where you are and why your body behaves the way it does, this is an absolute must-read. This scholarly book is written by a pair of scientists who are lead...

  • Andreia

    We started as one people; will we became one again? Cavalli-Sforza seems to think there is no objective reason not to. Empirical observations of the diversity of mentalities seem to point to a differe...

  • Danielle

    Wow! I liked this book. It traces human movement through modern genetics, and gives a great deal of the history of peoples along side. I found this fascinating. The one problem I had was it went into ...

  • R.J.Cicisly Jr.

    Lots of in depth explanation for beginners. Published 11 years ago, kinda wish I had read this after reading Stephen J. Gould's and before Dawkins' books.. This is like a link in between ...

  • Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides

    It may just be that I've taken various science classes within the last couple years, or that this book is over ten years old, but I didn't really feel like this book was covering any new ground....

  • Ike

    If I had to pick one book by this guy, this is the one. He has written much more, but this sums it up the best....