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Sykes, Bryan

Overview
Works: 46 works in 232 publications in 13 languages and 8,687 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Genealogy  Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  Television series 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Composer
Classifications: GN289, 599.935
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bryan Sykes
The seven daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes( Book )

68 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 2,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist describes how he linked the DNA found in the remains of a five-thousand-year-old man to modern-day relatives and explains how all modern individuals can trace their genetic makeup back to prehistoric times to seven primeval women
Adam's curse : a future without men by Bryan Sykes( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history and future of the Y chromosome and maintains that because it is unable to exchange genetic material or repair itself, the day will come when it will cease to exist
DNA USA : a genetic portrait of America by Bryan Sykes( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisscrossing the continent, a renowned geneticist provides a groundbreaking examination of America through its DNA
Saxons, Vikings, and Celts : the genetic roots of Britain and Ireland by Bryan Sykes( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study based on a decade-long DNA survey traces the genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants, ranging from prehistoric times to the genetic heritage of Americans of British descent
The human inheritance : genes, language, and evolution by Bryan Sykes( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood of the Isles : exploring the genetic roots of our tribal history by Bryan Sykes( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes us on a journey around the family tree of Britain and Ireland. This book looks at a research programme, set out to test the DNA of over 10,000 volunteers, with the specific aim of answering this question: What is our modern genetic make-up? The evidence revealed often very different stories to the conventional accounts coming from history
DNA USA : a genetic portrait of America by Bryan Sykes( Recording )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sykes examines the unique fabric of the U.S. population--one of the world's most genetically variegated countries. His discoveries offer new insights into the biological profile of the great melting pot
Adam's curse : a future without men by Bryan Sykes( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sykes tackles what may be the most provocative question geneticists have ever considered: Are we facing a future where men become extinct? Bold, controversial, and endlessly fascinating, Adam's Curse is certain to spark discussion and provoke debate.--
Saxons, Vikings, and Celts : [the genetic roots of Britain and Ireland] by Bryan Sykes( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study based on a decade-long DNA survey traces the genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants, ranging from prehistoric times to the genetic heritage of Americans of British descent
The nature of the beast : the first scientific evidence on the survival of apemen into modern times by Bryan Sykes( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost, but not quite human, the yeti and its counterparts from wild regions of the world, still exert a powerful atavistic influence on us. Is the yeti just a phantasm of our imagination, or is it a real creature? A survivor from our own savage ancestry? This is the mystery that Bryan Sykes set out to unlock. Three hair samples from the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan are the cause of the investigation. The hair samples were from the miogi, the Bhutanese yeti, that legendary creature of the high snows that has haunted the imagination of travellers for centuries. Professor Sykes was asked to identify the hairs using DNA analysis. The miogi hairs did not surrender their secrets easily, but eventually two were identified as known species of bear. The third remained a mystery. Ten years later two scientific developments caused the migoi to enter Professor Sykes' thoughts again. The first, a purely technical improvement, meant that it was now possible to get a very good DNA signal from a single hair. The second development came from the surprising conclusion of an article published in 2010. This paper contained the details of the DNA sequence from another human species, Homo neanderthalensis, the Neanderthals, widely thought to be extinct. One of the many theories to account for the yeti legend is that there were small groups of Neanderthals that had managed to survive until recent times, or maybe even until the present day. If so, would it be possible to detect recent interbreeding between our own species and Neanderthals in the genomes of indigenous people living in remote regions. Locations where the yeti legends are strongest and the sightings most numerous? Professor Sykes set a goal to locate and analyse as many hair samples as possible, with links the yeti. In doing so Professor Sykes found himself entering a strange world of mystery and sensationalism, fraud and obsession and even the supernatural. Protected by the ruthless vigour of genetic analysis he was able to listen to the stories of the yeti without having to form an opinion. The only opinion that mattered was the DNA. Two years on the project is almost complete, and there have been some surprising and significant discoveries. The yeti remains an enigma. There is something out there. But what?
Bigfoot, Yeti, and the last Neanderthal : a geneticist's search for modern apemen by Bryan Sykes( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FOLKLORE, MYTHS & LEGENDS. .".you're talking about a yeti or bigfoot or sasquatch. Well now, you'll be amazed when I tell you that I'm sure they exist."--Jane Goodall on NPRThis is "The Big Book of Yetis." What the reader gets here is a world-class geneticist's search for evidence for the existence of Big Foot, yeti, or the abominable snowman. Along the way, he visits sites of alleged sightings of these strange creatures, attends meetings of cryptozoologists, recounts the stories of famous monster-hunting expeditions, and runs possible yeti DNA through his highly regarded lab in Oxford. Sykes introduces us to the crackpots, visionaries, and adventurers who have been involved in research into this possible scientific dead-end over the past 100 years. Sykes is a serious scientist who knows how to tell a story, and this is a credible and engaging account
The seven daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Professor Bryan Sykes was called in to examine the frozen remains of a 5,000 year old man trapped in glacial ice in Northern Italy, he had no notion of the adventure he was embarking upon. After examining the Ice Man's DNA, Professor Sykes was able to track down a direct genetic descendant -- a woman living in Britain today. This is a first-hand account of the skill, inspiration and hard work that resulted in the remarkable conclusion that almost all Europeans are descended from just seven women
Adam's curse : compact disc pack by Bryan Sykes( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bigfoot files( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yeti, Bigfoot, Abominable Snowman, Sasquatch and Almasty are just some of the names for mysterious creatures across the globe that have fascinated cryptozoologists and confounded scientists for decades. Are they an ancient hominid, a member of the human family like Neanderthals? Are they giant apes or some other species? Or are they simply hoaxes? A leading British geneticist believes he has the tools to finally answer the riddle. Oxford Professor of Human Genetics Bryan Sykes has assembled substantial physical evidence, which he subjects to the most sophisticated DNA tests available, as he and presenter Mark Evans hope to answer scientifically, once and for all, the mystery of Bigfoot
Yeti Enigma, the : a DNA Dectective Story by Bryan Sykes( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost, but not quite human, the yeti and its counterparts from wild regions of the world, still exert a powerful atavistic influence on us. Is the yeti just a phantasm of our imagination, or is it a real creature? A survivor from our own savage ancestry? This is the mystery that Bryan Sykes set out to unlock. Three hair samples from the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan are the cause of the investigation. The hair samples were from the miogi, the Bhutanese yeti, that legendary creature of the high snows that has haunted the imagination of travellers for centuries. Professor Sykes was asked to identify the hairs using DNA analysis. The miogi hairs did not surrender their secrets easily, but eventually two were identified as known species of bear. The third remained a mystery. Ten years later two scientific developments caused the migoi to enter Professor Sykes' thoughts again. The first, a purely technical improvement, meant that it was now possible to get a very good DNA signal from a single hair. The second development came from the surprising conclusion of an article published in 2010. This paper contained the details of the DNA sequence from another human species, Homo neanderthalensis, the Neanderthals, widely thought to be extinct. One of the many theories to account for the yeti legend is that there were small groups of Neanderthals that had managed to survive until recent times, or maybe even until the present day. If so, would it be possible to detect recent interbreeding between our own species and Neanderthals in the genomes of indigenous people living in remote regions. Locations where the yeti legends are strongest and the sightings most numerous? Professor Sykes set a goal to locate and analyse as many hair samples as possible, with links the yeti. In doing so Professor Sykes found himself entering a strange world of mystery and sensationalism, fraud and obsession and even the supernatural. Protected by the ruthless vigour of genetic analysis he was able to listen to the stories of the yeti without having to form an opinion. The only opinion that mattered was the DNA. Two years on the project is almost complete, and there have been some surprising and significant discoveries. The yeti remains an enigma. There is something out there. But what?
Blood of the Isles : exploring the genetic routes of our tribal history by Bryan Sykes( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 54 B.C. Julius Caesar launched the Roman invasion of Britain. His was the first detailed account of the Celtic tribes that inhabited the Isles. But where had they come from and how long had they been there? When the Romans eventually left five hundred years later, they were succeeded by Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans. Did these successive invasions obliterate the genetic legacy of the Celts, or did they have very little effect? After two decades tracing the genetic origins of peoples from all over the world, Bryan Sykes has now turned the spotlight on his own back yard. In a major research programme, the first of its kind, he and his team at Oxford University set out to test the DNA of over ten thousand volunteers from across Britain and Ireland with the specific aim of answering this very question: what is our modern genetic make-up and what does it tell us of our tribal past? Where are today's Celtic genes? Did Vikings only rape and pillage, or did they settle with their families? And what of the genetic legacy of the Saxons and the Normans? Are the modern people of the Isles a delicious genetic cocktail? Or did the invaders keep mostly to themselves, forming separate genetic layers within the Isles? And where do you fit in?"--BOOK JACKET
DNA USA : a genetic biography of America by Bryan Sykes( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lékařská genetika : problémy a přístupy by Jiří Hatina( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2003 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ʻAtid lelo gevarim by Bryan Sykes( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The seven daughters of Eve
Alternative Names
Bryan Sykes britischer Humangenetiker, Hochschullehrer für Humangenetik

Bryan Sykes Brits auteur

Sykes, B. (Brian)

Sykes, Brian

Sykes, Bryan

Сайкс, Брайан

סייקס, בריאן

برايان سايكس

سايكس، بريان

サイクス, ブライアン

ブライアン・サイクス

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Adam's curse : a future without menDNA USA : a genetic portrait of AmericaSaxons, Vikings, and Celts : the genetic roots of Britain and IrelandThe human inheritance : genes, language, and evolutionBlood of the Isles : exploring the genetic roots of our tribal historyAdam's curse : a future without menSaxons, Vikings, and Celts : [the genetic roots of Britain and Ireland]Blood of the Isles : exploring the genetic routes of our tribal historyDNA USA : a genetic biography of America