The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures
- Christine Kenneally.
- New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
- Physical description
- xi, 355 pages ; 24 cm
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- Kenneally, Christine, author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Ideas about what is passed down are passed down. Do not ask what gets passed down
- The history of family history
- The worst idea in history
- The Reich Genealogical Authority
- What is passed down? Silence
- Ideas and feelings
- The small grains of history
- DNA + culture
- Chunks of DNA
- The politics of DNA
- The history of the world
- How what is passed down shapes bodies and minds. The past is written on your face : DNA, traits, and what we make of them
- The past may not make you feel better : DNA, history, and health.
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. 'Magnificently rich and sweeping in scope, in impeccable yet intimate prose.' Cordelia Fine.
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- Publication date
- 9780670025558 (hardback)
- 0670025550 (hardback)
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