Bones, Brains and DNA

The Human Genome and Human Evolution

Based on the new Spitzer Hall of Human Origins in the American Museum of Natural History, which opened in February 2007, this book about the genome takes the young reader to the cutting edge of science, exploring and examining the tools by which we study our origins, some of the milestones in those origins, human movement across the planet and the beginnings of being human – through language, music, art and tools.

Ian Tattersall of Alphabet City, NY Ian Tattersall is currently Curator in the Division of Anthropology of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Born in England and raised in East Africa, he has carried out both primatological and paleontological fieldwork in countries as diverse as Madagascar, Vietnam, Surinam, Yemen and Mauritius.

Patricia Wynne Patricia J. Wynne is an award winning artist who lives with her husband, artist Donald Silver, in New York City. She works at the American Museum of Natural History and teaches numerous courses when she is not illustrating books. Her books are frequently on Book of the Year Lists in Newsweek, Smithsonian Magazine, Scientific American, Parade, New York Times Book Review and others.

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