Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
A Short History of Humanity: How Migration Made Us Who We Are
Foyalty 45

A Short History of Humanity: How Migration Made Us Who We Are (Hardback)

£14.99
Pre-order for despatch on publication.

Synopsis

Humanity has often found itself on the precipice. We've survived and thrived because we've never stopped moving...



In this eye-opening book, Johannes Krause, Chair of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Humanity, offers a new way of understanding our past, present and future.



Marshalling unique insights from archaeogenetics, an emerging new discipline that allows us to read our ancestors' DNA like journals chronicling personal stories of migration, Krause charts two millennia of adaption, movement and survival, culminating in the triumph of Homo Sapiens as we swept through Europe and beyond in successive waves of migration - developing everything from language, the patriarchy, disease, art and a love of pets as we did so.



We also meet our ancestors, from those many of us have heard of - such as Homo Erectus and the Neanderthals - to the wildly unfamiliar but no less real: the recently discovered Denisovans, who ranged across Asia and, like humans, interbred with Neanderthals; the Aurignacians, skilled artists who, 40,000 years ago, brought about an extraordinary transformation in what our species could invent and create; the Varna, who buried their loved ones with gold long before the Pharaohs of Egypt did; and the Gravettians, big game hunters who were Europe's most successful early settlers until they perished in the face of the toughest opponent humanity had ever faced: the ice age.



As well as being a radical new telling of our shared story, this book is a reminder that the global problems that keep us awake at night - climate catastrophe; the sudden emergence of deadly epidemics; refugee crises; ethnic conflict; over-population - are all things we've faced, and overcome, before.

History & PoliticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesGenetics non-medical Publisher: Ebury Publishing Publication Date: 08/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9780753554944  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order for despatch on publication. Pre-Order

Johannes Kraus (Author) Johannes Krause is the director of the newly founded Max Planck Institute for the History of Humanity in Jena. He worked on the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome. In 2010 he and his team discovered the Denisova Man, a prehistoric man. The science journal Nature described him as "rising star in ancient DNA research". Thomas Trappe (Author) Thomas Trappe is a political journalist but has frequently worked in science journalism and reported several times on Johannes Krause's research.

More books by Johannes Krause

More books by Thomas Trappe

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.
 

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £25 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.99 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.99 £0.00 1-2 Days
Click and Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop
Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier* £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

* For courier service please contact the Charing Cross Road store

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Delivery Help & FAQs
 

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.
 

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Proteins Associated with...
(Hardback)
M. Walid Qoronfleh; Mohamed Essa;...
 
 
£139.99
 
Fundamentals of Microbiome Science:...
(Paperback)
Angela E. Douglas
 
 
£22.00
 
The Brassica oleracea Genome
(Hardback)
Shengyi Liu; Rod Snowdon; ...
 
 
£129.99
 
Paratransgenesis and Vector-Borne...
(Hardback)
Ravi Durvasula; Scott Matthews
 
 
£127.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close