Genetic and Cultural Odyssey: The Life and Work of L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza

Kobo ebook | January 1, 2005

byStone, Linda

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Drawing links between genetic and cultural development, Cavalli-Sforza developed groundbreaking techniques to trace the evolution of Homo sapiens and the origins of human differentiation, in addition to his earlier work in bacterial genetics. He is also the founder of the Human Genome Diversity Project and continues to work as the principal investigator at Stanford University's Human Population Genetics Laboratory. Based on extensive research and interviews with Cavalli-Sforza and his colleagues, this biography examines the scientist's life and his immense and occasionally controversial contributions to genetics, anthropology, and linguistics.

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Drawing links between genetic and cultural development, Cavalli-Sforza developed groundbreaking techniques to trace the evolution of Homo sapiens and the origins of human differentiation, in addition to his earlier work in bacterial genetics. He is also the founder of the Human Genome Diversity Project and continues to work as the prin...

Linda Stone is professor of anthropology at Washington State University. She is the author of Gender and Culture in America(with Nancy P. McKee); Kinship and Gender: An Introduction; and Illness Beliefs and Feeding the Dead in Hindu Nepal. She lives in Pullman, Washington. Paul Lurquin is professor of genetics at Washington State U...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 1, 2005Publisher:Perseus Books, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780231508582

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A Genetic and Cultural Odyssey is a wonderful journey through the life to date of a giant who is nearly glued to science.