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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

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Description for Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes Paperback. Num Pages: 288 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: BGT; PSAJ; PSAK; TBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 142 x 209 x 26. Weight in Grams: 300.
ONE OF AMAZON'S TOP 100 BOOKS OF 2014 Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Paabo'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 Man describes 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 ... Read more

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About Svante Pääbo
Svante Paabo is 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, Paabo has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, National Geographic, and The Economist, as well as on NPR, PBS, and BBC. In 2009 Time named him one of the 100 ... Read more

Reviews for Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes
"Neanderthal Man opens with this episode [when Paabo and his team first sequenced Neanderthal DNA], and it's a nice touch by Paabo, bringing us straight to the moment when his long, painstaking effort to tease ancient DNA out of hominin fossils yielded its first dramatic results."
David Quammen, Harper's "Paabo has provided us with a fabulous account of three decade ... Read more

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