One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?
In Sapiens, Professor Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical—and sometimes devastating—breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, and incorporating full-color illustrations throughout the text, Harari explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behavior from the legacy of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
Bold, wide-ranging, and provocative, Sapiens integrates history and science to challenge everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our heritage…and our future.
Uncovering Your Ancestry
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to find your family can be traced back to an ancient royal lineage? Are you or someone you know interested in tracing your family background? If so, pay close attention!
And, if you really want to know the facts about genealogy, this book is definitely for YOU!
This book covers much of what your need t0 know about genealogy and it’s easy for the average person to follow! It’s like having your very own genealogy expert that you can reference and ask questions anytime you need to. You’ll uncover a wide array of tips, including guidelines on how to unravel your family history today.
You’re going to discover so many things about tracing your lineage with little effort! Not only will you be able to discover where you come from, but you’ll also learn extra bonus tips to actually help other people get started.
This Is Just “A Sneak Peak” At What You’ll discover with Uncovering Your Ancestry.
Discover why you should explore your past.
Learn how to trace your history.
Find out if you should hire a genealogist.
Discover some of the tools that will help you with your journey.
Learn how this research can benefit your family.
Discover modern methods of looking into your history.
Find out how to utilize the internet to help you in your endeavor.
Discover how to get the best results for your searches.
Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing
Unlock the family secrets in your DNA!
Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide (newly updated and expanded to include th latest DNA developments) will teach you what DNA tests are available; the pros and cons of the major testing companies; and how to choose the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you’ve taken a DNA test, this guide will help you use your often-overwhelming results, with tips for understanding ethnicity estimates, navigating suggested cousin matches, and using third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data.
The book features:
· Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns
· Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and tips for selecting the DNA test that can best help you solve your family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful
· Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you’ve received them
· Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results
· Insights into how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can benefit from DNA testing
Whether you’ve just heard of DNA testing or you’ve tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.