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Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland - Bryan Sykes
Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland
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Bryan Sykes' systematic ten-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 people yielded the most comprehensive picture ever made of Great Britain and Ireland's genetic makeup. Using this data, the author develops a history of the British Isles that covers Roman invasions and Norman conquests but extends... show more
Bryan Sykes' systematic ten-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 people yielded the most comprehensive picture ever made of Great Britain and Ireland's genetic makeup. Using this data, the author develops a history of the British Isles that covers Roman invasions and Norman conquests but extends beyond written records. This fascinating study even includes a chapter about the genetic background of Americans who have descended from British and Irish ancestors. Old history seen in a new light.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393062687 (0393062686)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Ecletic Reader
Ecletic Reader rated it
4.0 Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland
Enlightening both from a scientific perspective and from a social perspective. I enjoyed the detours away from the technical scientific aspects, though I was only marginally aware of the uses that DNA can provide in illuminating the lineage of people and a nation.
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
4.0 Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland
Data is not understood in a vacuum, so the author first enchants the listener with the history and myths of the people of Great Britain and relates that to what his DNA analysis tells him. The story comes alive when he explains the history and myth of the British, and he writes better than almost an...
The Welsh Bookworm
The Welsh Bookworm rated it
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Book Description (from Amazon)From the best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, an illuminating guide to the genetic history of the British Isles.One of the world's leading geneticists, Bryan Sykes has helped thousands find their ancestry in the British Isles. Saxons, Vikings, and Celts, w...
kristenrenn
kristenrenn rated it
4.0 Saxons, Vikings, And Celts
I really liked this book. The conclusions are very interesting, though there's a lot of data to wade through that can get a bit tedious.
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