A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes

Author: Adam Rutherford

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615194940

Category: Science

Page: 416

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National Book Critics Circle Award—2017 Nonfiction Finalist “Nothing less than a tour de force—a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.”—The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice A National Geographic Best Book of 2017 In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away—until now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years ago to the present.
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Summary of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes by Adam Rutherford

Author: Readtrepreneur Publishing

Publisher: Readtrepreneur Publishing

ISBN: 9781690404453

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​A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes by Adam Rutherford - Book Summary - Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book but an unofficial summary.) The power of DNA and the information it holds is immense. Imagine using that information to discover our past. In our genomes, every one of us holds the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and sex. We are much more than our DNA but our DNA holds the keys to our past. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "This is a story about you. It concerns the tale of who you are and how you came to be." - Adam Rutherford By sequencing the DNA of living people, we can obtain historical information that would otherwise remain unknown. History is shortsighted and can be flawed, family stories may be changed, but your DNA could never be altered nor could it ever lie. As author Adam Rutherford said, your DNA gives you your story and the story of your entire species. By sequencing only one person you can obtain more information than from any other source combined. Adam Rutherford stresses the importance of the time period you are observing. "For comparison, the book you are holding is around 115,000 words, or 685,000 characters long, including spaces. If the length of time has existed were represented at this book, each character, including spaces is around 5,597 years. Anatomically, modern humans' tenure on Earth is equivalent to ... the precise length of this phase. The time we have been recording history is an evolutionary wing-flap equivalent to a single character, the width of this period;". DNA on the other hand has no time or memory limit. P.S. A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived is an extremely interesting book which will help you locate your ancestors and "travel through time". The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Download your Copy Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur?  Highest Quality Summaries  Delivers Amazing Knowledge  Awesome Refresher  Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.
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The Little Book of Racial Healing

Coming to the Table for Truth-Telling, Liberation, and Transformation

Author: Thomas Norman DeWolf,Jodie Geddes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1680993631

Category: Law

Page: 128

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This book introduces Coming to the Table’s approach to a continuously evolving set of purposeful theories, ideas, experiments, guidelines, and intentions, all dedicated to facilitating racial healing and transformation. People of color, relative to white people, fall on the negative side of virtually all measurable social indicators. The “living wound” is seen in the significant disparities in average household wealth, unemployment and poverty rates, infant mortality rates, access to healthcare and life expectancy, education, housing, and treatment within, and by, the criminal justice system. Coming to the Table (CTTT) was born in 2006 when two dozen descendants from both sides of the system of enslavement gathered together at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), in collaboration with the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding (CJP). Stories were shared and friendships began. The participants began to envision a more connected and truthful world that would address the unresolved and persistent effects of the historic institution of slavery. This Little Book shares Coming to the Table’s vision for the United States—a vision of a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal from the racial wounds of the past. Readers will learn practical skills for better listening; discover tips for building authentic, accountable relationships; and will find specific and varied ideas for taking action. The table of contents includes: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Trauma Awareness and Resilience Chapter 3: Restorative Justice Chapter 4: Uncovering History Chapter 5: Making Connections Chapter 6: Circles, Touchstones, and Values Chapter 7: Working Toward Healing Chapter 8: Taking Action Chapter 9: Liberation and Transformation And subject include Unresolved Trauma, Brown v. Board of Education, Lynching, Connecting with Your Own Story, Wht Healing Looks Like, Engage Your Community, and much more.
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What the Future Looks Like

Scientists Predict the Next Great Discoveries—and Reveal How Today's Breakthroughs Are Already Shaping Our World

Author: Jim Al-Khalili

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615194711

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Science fact, not science fiction, on the cutting–edge developments that are already changing the course of our future Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how we live. Yet it isn’t every day you hear from the scientists themselves! Now, award–winning author Jim Al–Khalili and his team of top-notch experts explain how today’s earthshaking discoveries will shape our world tomorrow—and beyond. Pull back the curtain on: genomics robotics AI the “Internet of Things” synthetic biology transhumanism interstellar travel colonization of the solar system teleportation and much more And find insight into big–picture questions such as: Will we find a cure to all diseases? The answer to climate change? And will bionics one day turn us into superheroes? The scientists in these pages are interested only in the truth—reality–based and speculation–free. The future they conjure is by turns tantalizing and sobering: There’s plenty to look forward to, but also plenty to dread. And undoubtedly the best way to for us to face tomorrow’s greatest challenges is to learn what the future looks like—today.
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Life at DrTom's: Mostly Humorous Anecdotes by a Mostly Retired Cornell Professor

Author: Thomas A. Gavin,Laurie Murphy

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456602101

Category: Humor

Page: 200

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"Life at DrTom's" is a diverse collection of easy-to-digest anecdotes about human behavior, wildlife, children, wives, and more from the perspective of a retired Ivy League professor. DrTom taught classes in biology and conservation at Cornell University for almost 30 years, and he conducted research on birds and mammals in the U.S. and abroad. But he has found that observing humans and describing the human condition are as interesting as the study of wild animals. DrTom writes with a somewhat cynical view about his own species in a way that will make you say "hey, I never thought of that." Spanning six decades, DrTom describes the colorful experiences that vary from studying squirrels on a cattle ranch in Idaho, living in the rainforest of Costa Rica, attending a geisha-like party in Korea, playing tennis for Ohio State, to smoking a cigar while sipping a scotch in the forest surrounding his New York home. These moments have sharpened his power of observation and informed his impression of what makes human behavior so curious. But this life-long exploration of what makes life interesting has generated the tangible he celebrates the most--the memory of these rich encounters. Readers will have no difficulty relating to DrTom's observations and conclusions about the experiences he shares. You will see yourself in many of the uncanny situations in which he has found himself as a father, grandfather, husband, teacher, and retired baby-boomer. Regardless of your age, gender, or educational background, the prose will make you laugh, or pause, or think more deeply about what you see around you.
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