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The Singular Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter emphasizes the need to study the Earth's history in order to better understand its present character. The Earth is a product of an eventful history, extending back to its origin, 4.6 ... More


Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Frank H. T. Rhodes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Fossils are the fragments from which, piece by laborious piece, the great mosaic of the history of life has been constructed. Here and there, we can supplement these scraps by the use of biochemical ... More


Epilogue

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This concluding chapter describes the “grandeur,” as Darwin himself has put it, in the brief glimpses of life so far explored in this volume. It invites the reader to experience this grandeur through ... More


Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Catherine Nash

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

What might be wrong with genetic accounts of personal or shared ancestry and origins? Genetic studies are often presented as valuable ways of understanding where we come from and how people are ... More


The Ancient Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter outlines efforts to measure the age of the Earth and considers the implications these pose to civilization. All civilizations, after all, seem to have had an interest in the beginnings ... More


The Leakeys’ Legacy

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter explains how the partnership of Louis and Mary Leakey was of major importance in establishing the African origin and early evolution of prehistoric human populations. It then goes on to ... More


“From So Simple a Beginning”

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter tackles the question of the origins of life. As we trace the origins and emergence of a variety of organisms, we confront even more challenging and comprehensive questions; such as how ... More


Geography, Genetics, Kinship

Catherine Nash

in Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This sets out the focus of the book, the central issues it addresses, its substantive subject matter and the analytical framework it will apply.


Genome Geographies: The Making of Ancestry and Origins

Catherine Nash

in Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 1 addresses the production and meaning of geographical ancestry and origins and the relationships between ideas of cultural and genetic distinctiveness, genetic relatedness and geographical ... More


Mapping the Global Human Family: Shared and Distinctive Descent

Catherine Nash

in Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 2 turns to the specific case of the Genographic Project, idea of the “The Global Human Family”, and explores the tensions between its liberal multicultural celebration of diversity, discourse ... More


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