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The Resource The 10,000 year explosion : how civilization accelerated human evolution, Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending

The 10,000 year explosion : how civilization accelerated human evolution, Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending

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The 10,000 year explosion : how civilization accelerated human evolution
Title
The 10,000 year explosion
Title remainder
how civilization accelerated human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending
Title variation
Ten thousand year explosion
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Resistance to malaria. Blue eyes. Lactose tolerance. What do all of these traits have in common? Every one of them has emerged in the last 10,000 years. Scientists have long believed that the "great leap forward" that occurred some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago marked end of significant biological evolution in humans. In this original account of our evolutionary history, top scholars Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending reject this conventional wisdom and reveal that the human species has undergone a storm of genetic change much more recently. Human evolution in fact accelerated after civilization arose, they contend, and these ongoing changes have played a pivotal role in human history. Ranging across subjects as diverse as human domestication, Neanderthal hybridization, and IQ tests, Cochran and Harpending's analysis demonstrates convincingly that human genetics have changed and can continue to change much more rapidly than scientists have previously believed.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cochran, Gregory
Dewey number
599.93/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281.4
LC item number
.C632 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
GN 281.4
NLM item number
C663z 2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harpending, Henry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Genetics
  • Biological Evolution
  • Hominidae
  • Civilization
  • Genome
Label
The 10,000 year explosion : how civilization accelerated human evolution, Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Overview: conventional wisdom -- The Neanderthal within -- Agriculture : the big change -- Consequences of agriculture -- Gene flow -- Expansions -- Medieval evolution : how the Ashkenazi Jews got their smarts
  • The 10,000 year explosion -- The Neanderthal within -- Agriculture : the big change -- Consequences of agriculture -- Gene flow -- Expansions -- Medieval evolution : how the Ashkenazi Jews got their smarts
Control code
191926088
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780465005031
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)191926088
Label
The 10,000 year explosion : how civilization accelerated human evolution, Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Overview: conventional wisdom -- The Neanderthal within -- Agriculture : the big change -- Consequences of agriculture -- Gene flow -- Expansions -- Medieval evolution : how the Ashkenazi Jews got their smarts
  • The 10,000 year explosion -- The Neanderthal within -- Agriculture : the big change -- Consequences of agriculture -- Gene flow -- Expansions -- Medieval evolution : how the Ashkenazi Jews got their smarts
Control code
191926088
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780465005031
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)191926088

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