A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford
The Stories in Our Genes

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Ever the scientist, Rutherford never sacrifices data on the altar of a good story: “A Brief History” is full of qualifiers, complications and “we just don’t know” that will no doubt disappoint white supremacists and genetic determinists of all stripes.
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Published September 8, 2016 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 432 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife.
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Reviewed by Misha Angrist on Nov 17 2017

Ever the scientist, Rutherford never sacrifices data on the altar of a good story: “A Brief History” is full of qualifiers, complications and “we just don’t know” that will no doubt disappoint white supremacists and genetic determinists of all stripes.

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Reviewed by Robin McKie on Sep 12 2016

He has produced a polished, thoroughly entertaining history of Homo sapiens and its DNA in a manner that displays popular science writing at its best.

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