- Taschenbuch: 384 Seiten
- Verlag: Corgi; Auflage: New Ed (3. September 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0552154652
- ISBN-13: 978-1407400228
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,7 x 2,4 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 395.485 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Blood of the Isles: Exploring the genetic roots of our tribal history (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 3. September 2007
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"The science is explained with an infectious zest. His book is so revealing that the new... as well as the old should read it" (Boyd Tonkin Independent)
"Syke's scientific presentation is chatty and readable" (The Sunday Times)
"Professor Sykes has an admirably free and easy style for an academic" (Daily Mail)
"A fascinating overview of genealogical patterns and tribal heritage... [with] a stong narrative drive, pushed on by Sykes's energetic search for answers" (Telegraph Review)
"Fascinating reading. This book has all the tension of a good detective story but is actually science at its most accessible" (Sunday Express)
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Die Reise beginnt in Irland und führt über Schottland und Wales nach England. Zu jedem Gebiet gibt Sykes eine ausführliche geschichtliche Grundlage – denn nicht überall gab es die gleichen Veränderungen. England war viel stärker von der Besiedlungen durch die Normannen betroffen als der Rest, während die nördlichen Gebiete schon viel früher und auch häufiger mit Wikingern zu kämpfen hatten, die in Großbritannien nicht nur Beute, sondern auch Land zum Siedeln suchten. Daraus ergab sich für jedes Gebiet eine einzigartige Zusammensetzung aus den verschiedenen Bevölkerungsgruppen.
Auch die indigenen Gruppen, es seien die Pikten in Schottland beispielhaft erwähnt, finden Erwähnung.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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I found it well-written and had a difficult time putting it down. This was the reason I bought his other three books, which I later wished I had passed on, including "Blood of the Isles."
I feel they were basically repetitive, with the same information and sounding more like books on the history of England, and less on genetics.
I would recommend "The Seven Daughters of Eve" by Mr. Sykes, and advise people to pass on the remaining three by this author.
Bryan Sykes is a VERY knowledgeable geneticist. He does an excellent job with his research, and obviously is a leader in his field. As it relates to the British Isles, uncovering the mysteries contained in genes and shedding light down a dark tunnel of history to a past where Viking warriors landed on the coast of northern Scotland taking their womenfolk with them conquering with the sword northern Scotland and gifting us their genes, adding to the wonderful tapestry of human diversity in the extreme north, almost covering the Pictish human strand, but not quite. Bryan exposes that impressive strand through his geneticist microscope exploring the Pictish link to the great Celtic bedrock that is the British Isles and Ireland.
Did the Romans leave a significant gene-print after their hundreds of years of occupation of England, or hardly a echo, Bryan Sykes reveals they skimmed the surface leaving almost nothing. He knows how to tell a good story with a cracking readable style.
This is an incredibly readable book, demonstrating the advances in this fascinating science, and lifting our understanding of the human history. The pace is like the best Agatha Christie story … page turning, following leads, in an absorbing, absorbing, method.
Each political group is introduced in terms of its geo-physical area, its political history, and the research methods used to collect DnA samples across those communities.
As an overview of history from a biological/genetic perspective it does not quite work, as the political figures are not linked to the ordinary people. Also it does not uncover the degree to which various population groups have migrated over time; swabs were taken from those with surnames that have persisted in the area. Migration data is notoriously hard to uncover, especially for those from some 5,000 years ago.
This is a readable account, clearly written, with a specifically defined purpose.
Tracking genes is the next frontier in tracking the history of a people. Through the genetic mutations you can tell how long ago a groups clan mother came into existence as well as the clan father. Were talking thousands of years ago, if not millions. By tracking the genes you can tell who invaded a land , whether they settled in peacefully and the journey from where they began to the final point of arrival. It is more accurate then archaeology .
Brian Sykes a , British genetist who studies bone disease has done extensive research on the origins of the populations now inhabiting the British Isles. He tacks the origins of the Irish, Scottish and British.. Using a variety of methods all the way from finding genetic material by drilling the teeth of specimens in tact and then comparing them to the populations the author makes some startling discoveries about the origins of the people of the Britsih isles and some of you might be surprised.
One making this study one must bear in mind that there are certain caveats that must be observed when studying a group. The first one is the Gengis Khan effect. Ghengis Khan when he took over an area would murder the entire population of males and then impregnate all the attractive females. This was done no only by GEghis Khan but world world wide. Most of us probably come from descend from some brutal warlord The next thing toi keep in mind is that a groups mythology no matter how fantastical or non sense it may seem does contain a kernel of truth.
Before lauching into discussion on the Genotyps tbhe author discsses some genetic information so you knbow how it is done . He discusses the history of studying blood types and measuring skull types on the isle. He gives a good lesson on how genetic information is read. In this work as his previous work he has female matriarch divided into 7 daughers of Eve and the men into 6 patriarch. In the end the ultimat stock is Celtic. The highest percentage of Celt being in Ireland.
Before discussing the Genetic finding for each area on the British Isle he writes a chapter on the History of the area. The next chapter then discusses his sampling methods and finding. I have blown the ending a bit but there is lot more detail that I have left out. Go read the book!