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History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Marianne Sommer

Abstract

The book deals with human histories that have been reconstructed on the basis of bones, organisms, and molecules in the twentieth century. It focuses on the work of Henry Fairfield Osborn, Julian Sorell Huxley, and Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza in paleoanthropology, evolutionary biology, and human population genetics. Besides following the history of science, it is an analysis of the circulation of knowledge at the museum, the zoo, the media through organizations such as UNESCO, and projects like the Human Genome Diversity Project and the Genographic Project. The book illuminates the ways in which ... More

Keywords: Henry Fairfield Osborn, Julian Sorell Huxley, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, human evolution, history of science, historical culture, paleoanathropology, evolutionary biology, human population genetics, popularization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226347325
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marianne Sommer, author
University of Lucerne

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