Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

bySvante Pääbo

Paperback | March 24, 2015

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Pääbo
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A preeminent geneticist hunts the Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes to answer the biggest question of them all: how did our ancestors become human?
Neanderthal Mantells the riveting personal and scientific story of the quest to use ancient DNA to unlock the secrets of human evolution. Beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian mummies in the early 1980s and culminating in the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome in 2010,Neanderthal Mandescribes the events, intrigues, failures, and triumphs of these scientifically rich years through the lens of the pioneer and inventor of the field of ancient DNA. We learn that Neanderthal genes offer a unique window into the lives of our ancient relatives and may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of where language came from as well as why humans survived while Neanderthals went extinct. Pääbo redrew our family tree and permanently changed the way we think about who we are and how we got here. For readers of Richard Dawkins, David Reich, and Hope Jahren,Neanderthal Manis the must-read account of how he did it.
Svante Pääbois the founder of the field of ancient DNA. The director of the department of genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Pääbo has been featured in theNew York Times,Newsweek,National Geographic, andThe Economist, as well as on NPR, PBS, and BBC. In 2009Timenamed him one of the 100 Most I...
Title:Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost GenomesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 1 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.75 X 1 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465054951

ISBN - 13:9780465054954

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