A Brief History of Everyone - Adam Rutherford. Kindle Ed. Was £19.81 now 99p
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A Brief History of Everyone - Adam Rutherford. Kindle Ed. Was £19.81 now 99p

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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived - Adam Rutherford

Product Description:

This is a story about you.

It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex.

Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001 it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims and myths. In fact, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes should be read not as instruction manuals, but as epic poems. DNA determines far less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals, but vastly more about us as a species.

In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about history, and what history tells us about our genes. From Neanderthals to murder, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics, this is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be.

Review:

I very much enjoyed and admired . . . A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (Bill Bryson OBSERVER Books of the Year 2016)

An effervescent work, brimming with tales and confounding ideas carried in the "epic poem in our cells". The myriad storylines will leave you swooning . . . Rutherford, a trained geneticist, is an enthusiastic guide (Colin Grant GUARDIAN)

A thoroughly entertaining history of Homo sapiens and its DNA in a manner that displays popular science writing at its best (Robin McKie OBSERVER)

A brilliant, authoritative, surprising, captivating introduction to human genetics. If you know little about the human story, you will be spellbound. If you know a lot about the human story, you'll be spellbound. It's that good (Brian Cox)
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I'll have that. Thanks.
Nice one. I had me some of that as well. Heat.
Sold! Thanks OP.
Triffic, heat added. Shame this doesn't give a cheap Audible narration too tho' as some kindle daily deals do.
Thanks OP
So people had sex and then there more more people and so on and so forth, amazing!
Noice OP heat added, more facts for me to bore everyone to death with down the pub 🤣
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frap_gadz10 m ago

Noice OP heat added, more facts for me to bore everyone to death with down …Noice OP heat added, more facts for me to bore everyone to death with down the pub 🤣

Haha! If you like this book try Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Half way through it and it's brilliant
Read the book, very interesting read.
batezy_19841 h, 0 m ago

Haha! If you like this book try Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Half way …Haha! If you like this book try Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Half way through it and it's brilliant


Only became aware of Sapiens last night. According to Esther Rantzen "Reading it is like having a mental massage, cold shower and brisk workout, and all in the comfort of your own home"
Wonder if reading it would appeal to a Neanderthal like me?
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