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The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

By: Wells, Spencer

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286272

ISBN: 0812971469

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, wrapper edges lightly rubbed. 2003 Trade Paperback. xvi, 218 pp. Around 60,000 years ago, a man—genetically identical to us—lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races? Examining the hidden secrets of human evolution in our genetic code, Spencer Wells reveals how developments in the revolutionary science of popula... View more info