A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford

In each of our individual genomes we carry the history of the whole of our species. Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001 it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims and mythologising.

Drawing together the latest discoveries in this rapidly changing area of science, Adam Rutherford (http://adamrutherford.com/) shows us that in fact our genomes should be read not only like instruction manuals, but also epic stories. Genes determine less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals, but vastly more about us as a species.

This book is a captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, written with clarity and wit. Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about human history and what history tells us about our genes. From Neanderthal discoveries to microbiology, from redheads to dead royals, criminology to race relations, evolution to epigenetics,  A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived is the best new portrait of the human species. Place it on your book shelves.

Adam Rutherford was an editor for the journal Nature for a decade, is a frequent contributor to The Guardian, hosts the Radio 4 programme Inside Science, has produced several science documentaries, and has published books on genetics and the origin of life.

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432 pages in Weidenfeld & Nicolson

First published 2016

ISBN  978-0297609377

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Dr. Adam Rutherford

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