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Surnames and Genetic Structure : Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics - Gabriel Ward Lasker

Surnames and Genetic Structure

Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1985
ISBN: 9780521302852
Number Of Pages: 160

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Surnames are inherited in much the same way as are biological traits. Since surnames were generally adopted - in Europe during Medieval times - their distribution has become very uneven: analysis of the present geographic patterns provides an insight into the kind of redistribution of genes that has resulted from all the migrations of the intervening years. Using non-technical language and a minimum of mathematics, this book presents a lucid description and evaluation of these studies of the genetic structure of human populations. A special feature is the appendix which presents computer-generated maps and distribution diagrams of 100 common surnames in England and Wales.

Preface
Introduction
History of surname studies in human biology
Sources of data
Methods
Isolates and inbreeding
Island versus distance models: the Far East and Oceania
The Americas and continental Europe
Scotland and Ireland
Regions of England
English cities and the general population of England and Wales
Specific surnames in Great Britain
Human population structure
Appendix
Glossary
Index
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ISBN: 9780521302852
ISBN-10: 0521302854
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st July 1985
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41

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