The Invisible History of the Human Race

The Invisible History of the Human Race

How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

Book - 2014
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"How biology, psychology, and history shape us as individuals. We 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? In The 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
ISBN: 9780670025558
Characteristics: xi, 355 pages ;,24 cm


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Cutie625 Dec 09, 2014

Illuminating, but can be a lot of trudging through pages.

Nov 30, 2014

This book gives a fascinating look at current scientific DNA studies on the ancestry of various groups. The author also provides a review of the history of genealogy and how finding your roots can sometimes lead to unexpected results.

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