A Genetic And Cultural Odyssey

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Overview

Drawing links between genetic and cultural development, Cavalli-Sforza developed groundbreaking techniques to trace the evolution of Homo sapiens and the origins of human differentiation, in addition to his earlier work in bacterial genetics. He is also the founder of the Human Genome Diversity Project and continues to work as the principal investigator at Stanford University's Human Population Genetics Laboratory. Based on extensive research and interviews with Cavalli-Sforza and his colleagues, this biography examines the scientist's life and his immense and occasionally controversial contributions to genetics, anthropology, and linguistics.

Columbia University Press

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Editorial Reviews

American Scientist - Oren Solomon
This fascinating little book demonstrates that Cavalli-Sforza has blazed a path well worth reading.
New England Journal of Medicine - Nyamkhishig Sambuughin
A Genetic and Cultural Odyssey is a wonderful journey through the life to date of a giant who is nearly glued to science.
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As a renaissance scientist in the purist form... Cavalli-Sforza is a giant upon whom many scientists have stood... Highly recommended.
American Scientist
This fascinating little book demonstrates that Cavalli-Sforza has blazed a path well worth reading.

— Oren Solomon

Choice

As a renaissance scientist in the purist form... Cavalli-Sforza is a giant upon whom many scientists have stood... Highly recommended.

New England Journal of Medicine
A Genetic and Cultural Odyssey is a wonderful journey through the life to date of a giant who is nearly glued to science.

— Nyamkhishig Sambuughin, Ph.D.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231133968
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Stone is professor of anthropology at Washington State University. She is the author of Gender and Culture in America(with Nancy P. McKee); Kinship and Gender: An Introduction; and Illness Beliefs and Feeding the Dead in Hindu Nepal. She lives in Pullman, Washington. Paul Lurquin is professor of genetics at Washington State University. He is the author of The Green Phoenix: A History of Genetically Modified Plants; High Tech Harvest: Understanding Genetically Modified Food Plants; and The Origins of Life and the Universe; and Genes and DNA (with Charlotte Omoto). He lives in Pullman, Washington.

Columbia University Press

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