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    DescriptionWASPs finally get their due in this stimulating history by one of the world's leading geneticists. "Saxons, Vikings, and Celts" is the most illuminating book yet to be written about the genetic history of Britain and Ireland. Through a systematic, ten-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 volunteers, Bryan Sykes has traced the true genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants. This historical travelogue and genetic tour of the fabled isles, which includes accounts of the Roman invasions and Norman conquests, takes readers from the Pontnewydd cave in North Wales, where a 300,000-year-old tooth was discovered, to the resting place of "The Red Lady" of Paviland, whose anatomically modern body was dyed with ochre by her grieving relatives nearly 29,000 years ago. A perfect work for anyone interested in the genealogy of England, Scotland, or Ireland, "Saxons, Vikings, and Celts" features a chapter specifically addressing the genetic makeup of those people in the United States who have descended from the British Isles.


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    Title
    Saxons, Vikings, and Celts
    Subtitle
    The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bryan Sykes, Narrator Dick Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 79 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400103355
    ISBN 10: 1400103355
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET200
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCOTIS
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CELTIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002020
    DC21: 599.9350941
    DC22: 599.9350941, 599.93/50941
    LC classification: GN290.G7 S95 2006B
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PSAK, NHD
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    15 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Bryan Sykes is professor of human genetics at Oxford University. His company, Oxford Ancestors, traces human genetic backgrounds. Sykes's books include the "New York Times" bestseller "The Seven Daughters of Eve." Reader of over four hundred audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie Awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. "AudioFile" includes Dick on their prestigious list of Golden Voices.