Summary: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
- The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
- Narrated by: Teague Dean
- Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-12-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Readtrepreneur Publishing
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The power of DNA and the information it holds is immense. Imagine using that information to discover our past.
In our genomes, every one of us holds the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and sex. We are much more than our DNA but our DNA holds the keys to our past.
“This is a story about you. It concerns the tale of who you are and how you came to be.” (Adam Rutherford)
By sequencing the DNA of living people, we can obtain historical information that would otherwise remain unknown. History is shortsighted and can be flawed, family stories may be changed, but your DNA could never be altered nor could it ever lie. As author Adam Rutherford said, your DNA gives you your story and the story of your entire species. By sequencing only one person you can obtain more information than from any other source combined.
Adam Rutherford stresses the importance of the time period you are observing. "For comparison, the book you are holding is around 115,000 words, or 685,000 characters long, including spaces. If the length of time has existed were represented at this book, each character, including spaces is around 5,597 years."
Disclaimer once again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Larry V. on 07-15-18
speaker cant pronounce properly - boring summary
Foreward is blatantly racist against Christopher Columbus and western society. Main book has been summarized in a disjointed, boring, and poorly formatted way. speaker cant pronounce worda properly and you can hear 4 instances of him pausing and restarting. book summary is nonsensical as well. waste of money and time.
By Kamali on 03-05-18
VERY WELL WRITTEN BOOK
I love how these guys summarize books. Great book too. This is one I have decided to purchase... that's the great thing about summaries is you can get the main points and decide if you want to invest the time to read or listen to the full book.