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Publisher Description

We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us?



What role does Neanderthal DNA play in our genetic makeup? How did the theory of eugenics embraced by Nazi Germany first develop? How is trust passed down in Africa, and silence inherited in Tasmania? How are private companies like Ancestry.com uncovering, preserving and potentially editing the past? In The Invisible History of the Human Race, Christine Kenneally reveals that, remarkably, it is not only our biological history that is coded in our DNA, but also our social history. She breaks down myths of determinism and draws on cutting-edge research to explore how both historical artefacts and our DNA tell us where we have come from and where we may be going.



A New York Times Notable Book



‘The richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time.’ —New York Times Book Review



‘Original and provocative.’ —New Yorker



‘[A] sparkling, sometimes harrowing read.’ —Nature



Shortlisted 2015 Stella Prize

Shortlisted 2015 Queensland Literary Awards

Winner 2015 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing




Christine Kenneally is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Slate, Time magazine, New Scientist, the Monthly, and other publications. She is the author of The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. She currently lives in Melbourne.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2016
27 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
SELLER
Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Media Pty Ltd
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Fat Fred's cat ,

Excelent

Fascinating read, highly recommended.

MAB Aus ,

Hopeless

Total mawkish, unscientific rubbis at an undergrad thesis level.

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