The History and Geography of Human Genes
Abridged paperback Edition
L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Paolo Menozzi, & Alberto Piazza

With a new preface by the authors


Hailed as a breakthrough in the understanding of human evolution, The History and Geography of Human Genes offers the first full-scale reconstruction of where human populations originated and the paths by which they spread throughout the world. By mapping the worldwide geographic distribution of genes for over 110 traits in over 1800 primarily aboriginal populations, the authors charted migrations and devised a clock by which to date evolutionary history. This monumental work is now available in a more affordable paperback edition without the myriad illustrations and maps, but containing the full text and partial appendices of the authors' pathbreaking endeavor.

L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza is Professor of Genetics at Stanford University, Paolo Menozzi is Professor of Ecology at the University of Parma, andAlberto Piazza is Professor of Human Genetics at the Medical School of Turin University.