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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

The Stories in Our Genes
Lu par : Adam Rutherford
Durée : 12 h et 14 min
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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. From Neanderthal discoveries to microbiology, from redheads to dead royals, criminology to race relations, evolution to epigenetics, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be. 

Written and read by acclaimed science writer and broadcaster Adam Rutherford. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2016 Adam Rutherford (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Global
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Très bon livre de vulgarisation, très bien écrit !

Un sujet passionnant expliqué de manière simple et enthousiasmante. Je ne connaissais pas du tout le sujet avant mais j'ai pris un grand plaisir à écouter Adam Rutherford me conter l'histoire des hommes grâce à l'ADN...

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  • Mark
  • 21/03/2018

Superb

I’m always looking for good popular science books, and this one certainly fits the bill.

It tells the story of the human genome starting with early humans (e.g. homo erectus, Neanderthals, Denisovans and us, Homo sapiens) and then moves on to look at a whole suite of topics relevant to genetics. Examples of this would be: genes for red hair, blue eyes and the ability to smell certain substances; a close look at the genetics of different races; the effects of inbreeding; the evolution in some human populations of the ability to drink milk into adulthood; the human genome project; epigenetics, and the future evolution of humanity.

This book was so good that I didn’t want to miss a thing, and so I slowed it down to 0.8 narration speed – and even then I rewound the tape a few times to re-listen to some sections if I’d been a bit distracted first time around.

Needless to say: Recommended!

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  • siri
  • 10/07/2018

Entertaining

But may be a little bit too shallow? I would have preferred an even deeper dive into the ongoing science in this field.

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  • iVan
  • 04/12/2017

compelling, exciting and myth shattering

answered many of my questions after I got my genome studied and explored other thought-provoking questions I would not have dared ask. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone with some curiosity on their and everyone's path as human beings.. which I guess should all of us!

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  • Lilla
  • 01/07/2017

Better than any thriller!

A fascinating, exciting and wonderfully narrated treatise ( in a way) that reads like a novel. It's absolutely brilliant and the topic is of current interest- a book for our times!
I wish there were more of these books. The narrator could be an audible reader if he wasn't so busy investigating all these interesting genome facts. 10/10

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  • J. Binding
  • 27/03/2018

Schöner Überblick über die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Genetik

Ein sehr gutes Buch, um herauszuarbeiten was Wissenschaft leisten kann, und wo die Medien anfangen, Wissenschaft zu verzerren. Hier am Beispiel Genetik, man bekommt einen tollen Überblick über die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen aus Sicht der Wissenschaft mit starkem Fokus auf Genetik. Spannend zum Beispiel, dass alle Menschen heute von derselben weltweiten Population vor 3500 Jahren abstammen! Wir sind also alle gleichzeitig Indianer, Samurai, Römer, Wikinger, Buschmänner und Germanen. Außerdem ein paar Prozent Neandertaler... wow!

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  • Agneta
  • 21/01/2018

Wonderful

Opening the listener's eyes for a new understanding of us and the society we should try to create.