Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante PääboNeanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Pääbo

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

bySvante Pääbo

Paperback | March 24, 2015

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"[T]his book is a vibrant testimonial to what might be the greatest creation of modern humans: the scientific method." --Salon

Neanderthal Mantells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo's mission to answer this question: what can we learn from the genomes of our closest evolutionary relatives? 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 hominid relatives and may hold the key to unlocking the mystery of why humans survived while Neanderthals went extinct. Pääbo's findings have not only redrawn our family tree, but recast the fundamentals of human history--the biological beginnings of fully modernHomo sapiens, the direct ancestors of all people alive today.
SvPääboNew York Times,Newsweek,National Geographic, andThe Economist, as well as on NPR, PBS, and BBC. In 2009Timenamed him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Pääbo lives in Leipzig, Germany.
Title:Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost GenomesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465054951

ISBN - 13:9780465054954

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice story A very inspiring story of one of the worlds most successful scientists in his personal journey in the industrial scientific world and how he went, step by step, to discovering the human genome, filled with personal stories, history of the events taking place and triumph in the end.
Date published: 2018-06-09

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"Scientific understandingof earlier humans is fast evolving. For the nonce, this is a go-to volume onthe subject for serious readers." -Library Journal