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Author Sykes, Bryan.

Title The seven daughters of Eve / Bryan Sykes
Edition First American edition
Published London ; New York : Bantam Press, 2002


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 W'PONDS  599.935 Syk/Sdo  AVAILABLE
Description x, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Iceman's relative found in Dorset -- So, what is DNA and what does it do? -- From blood groups to genes -- Special messenger -- Tsar and I -- Puzzle of the Pacific -- Greatest voyagers -- First Europeans -- Last of the Neanderthals -- Hunters and farmers -- We are not amused -- Cheddar man speaks -- Adam joins the party -- Seven daughters -- Ursula -- Xenia -- Helena -- Velda -- Tara -- Katrine -- Jasmine -- World -- Sense of self
Summary From Eve, the earliest known hominid, discovered in Africa, geneticist Sykes traces a genetic linkage to 7 prehistoric European women. Sykes conveys the excitement and drama of his discovery of strands of DNA that passed unbroken through the maternal line. He names the 7 women he found in that line and extrapolates probable lives for them
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Women -- Anthropometry.
Human population genetics.
Human evolution.
Women -- Anthropometry.
Evolutionary genetics.
Genetics, Population.
Biological Evolution.
Evolution, Molecular.
Genre/Form Popular works
Popular works.
Popular works.
LC no. 2001030820
ISBN 0393323145 paperback
9780393323146 paperback