The Scots: A Genetic Journey

The Scots: A Genetic Journey

by Alistair Moffat, James F. Wilson
     
 

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An almost limitless archive of history is available through DNA analysis and this book examines how DNA can be used to trace ancestry. It uses fascinating, cutting-edge science to uncover the details of Scottish origins: where Scots are from and who they are. Engrossing and entertaining, this account furthers the understanding of a people's past and vividly

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An almost limitless archive of history is available through DNA analysis and this book examines how DNA can be used to trace ancestry. It uses fascinating, cutting-edge science to uncover the details of Scottish origins: where Scots are from and who they are. Engrossing and entertaining, this account furthers the understanding of a people's past and vividly colors a DNA map of Scotland.

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“[Moffat] is wonderfully able to communicate the epic elements of the story, which matters because that’s precisely what man’s survival has been.”  —–Scotsman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780270326
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
427,056
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Alistair Moffat is an award-winning writer and journalist, the former director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Rector of the University of Saint Andrews. He is the author of numerous books, including The Reivers, Tyneside, and The Wall. James F. Wilson works at the University of Edinburgh and is the founder of the genetic ancestry testing company EthnoAncestry.com.

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