|Pages/Publication Date:||419 / 2016|
In every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, migration, and sex. With the invention of genomics, however, scientists can decode our DNA. "The past may be a foreign country, but the maps were inside us the whole time," argues Adam Rutherford in this book, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Rutherford discusses Neanderthals and murder, redheads and race, dead kings and plague, using genetics to shatter deeply held beliefs about our heritagea nd offer new answers to some of the biggest questions of all, including who we are, and how we came to be.