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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

AuthorAdam Rutherford

NarratorThe Author

Duration12h 15m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, Science and Nature

PublisherOrion

VersionUnabridged

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This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is for every one of the 100 billion modern humans who has ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in each of our genomes we carry the history of the whole of our species. Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001, it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims and myths. Drawing together the latest discoveries in this rapidly changing area of science, Adam Rutherford shows that in fact our genomes should be read not like instruction manuals but more like epic poems. Genes determine less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals but vastly more about us as a species. In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, written with great clarity and wit, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about human history and what history tells us about our genes.

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Brendan 7 Nov 2021

Educational and entertaining

Written in the usual light hearted manner of this author, this book will no doubt have you laughing while you learn.
I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it and never glazed over once, which is an achievement in itself for me! I recommend it to anyone who has ever wondered where we all came from.

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