Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Life Matters: The invisible history of the human race

A few days ago I mentioned somewhat in passing Christine Kenneally's book The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures. It was the subject of an interview broadcast on Tuesday morning on the ABC (Australia) radio program Life Matters. 

The promo for the program is:
What histories are hidden in your genes?
What surprises are waiting to be unearthed in family tree?
Acclaimed Australian-American science writer  has been delving, and she’s unearthed an extraordinary and sweeping human story ...the twists and turns of global history can be found tucked away inside the twists and turns of your DNA.
Find the hour-long program at http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/the-invisible-history-of-the-human-race/6617158

I so enjoyed the book when I read the library copy, although in places I was troubled by it, I brought my own copy. However, the scope is so broad and content so rich it's a struggle to write a review. Read the New York Times review at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/books/review/christine-kenneallys-invisible-history-of-the-human-race.html?_r=0

You may also be interested by another interview in the Life Matters series How did three sisters help give their dad his identity back? at http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/how-did-three-sisters-help-give-their-dad-his-identity-back3f/6600580

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