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4.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderful tale of discoveries in mitochondrial DNA, 12 July 2001
Many people think science is boring. This book could change their minds. It explains the difficult concept of mitochondrial DNA which is passed only from mother to child. From investigation of the death of the last Tsar we are taken through the unravelling of the tangled history of man in Europe. The only part I did not like was the fanciful descriptions of the lives of the seven women who have given rise to most of the people on Earth. It reads like a novel, I couldn't put it down!