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Cavalli-Sforza, L. L. (Luigi Luca) 1922-

Works: 202 works in 730 publications in 9 languages and 13,758 library holdings
Genres: History  Festschriften  Biography 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Curator, Composer, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Former owner, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by L. L Cavalli-Sforza
Genes, peoples, and languages by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

59 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was among the first to ask whether the genes of modern populations contain a historical record of the human species. Cavalli-Sforza and others have answered this question - anticipated by Darwin - with a decisive yes. Genes, Peoples, and Languages comprises five lectures that serve as a summation of the author's work over several decades, the goal of which has been nothing less than tracking the past 100,000 years of human evolution."--Jacket
The history and geography of human genes by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors reconstruct the history of our evolution by focusing on genetic divergence among human groups. Using genetic information accumulated over the last fifty years, they examined over 110 different inherited traits, such as blood types, HLA factors, proteins, and DNA markers, in over eighteen hundred, primarily aboriginal, populations. By mapping the worldwide geographic distribution of the genes, the scientists are now able to chart migrations and, in exploring genetic distance, devise a clock by which to date evolutionary history: the longer two populations are separated, the greater their genetic difference should be. This volume highlights the authors' contributions to genetic geography, particularly their technique for making geographic maps of gene frequencies and their synthetic method of detecting ancient migrations, as for example, the migration of Neolithic farmers from the Middle East toward Europe, West Asia, and North Africa
Consanguinity, inbreeding, and genetic drift in Italy by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1951, the geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was teaching in Parma when a student--a priest named Antonio Moroni--told him about rich church records of demography and marriages between relatives. After convincing the Church to open its records, Cavalli-Sforza, Moroni, and Gianna Zei embarked on a landmark study that would last fifty years and cover all of Italy. This book assembles and analyzes the team's research for the first time. Using blood testing as well as church records, the team investigated the frequency of consanguineous marriages and its use for estimating inbreeding and studying the relations between inbreeding and drift. They tested the importance of random genetic drift by studying population structure through demography of the last three centuries, using it to predict the spatial variation of frequencies of genetic markers. The authors find that drift-related genetic variation, including its stabilization by migration, is best predicted by computer simulation. They also analyze the usefulness and limits of the concept of deme for defining Mendelian populations. The genetic effect of consanguineous marriage on recessive genetic diseases and for the detection of dominance in metric characters are also studied. Ultimately bringing together the many strands of their massive project, Cavalli-Sforza, Moroni, and Zei are able to map genetic drift in all of Italy's approximately 8,000 communes and to demonstrate the relationship between each locality's drift and various ecological and demographic factors. In terms of both methods and findings, their accomplishment is tremendously important for understanding human social structure and the genetic effects of drift and inbreeding
The great human diasporas : the history of diversity and evolution by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Arabic and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After providing a thorough grounding in evolutionary theory, Cavalli-Sforza takes readers back to the heady times of 1961-62 when he and a few colleagues were able to bring together genetic data on blood groups for fifteen populations spread out on five continents. By computing the genetic distance between pairs of populations, these scientists were able to develop an evolutionary tree that looks surprisingly like the ones reconstructed today, even with fifteen times more information. Using this crude tree, scientists could trace the approximate routes modern humans took in colonizing the earth 100,000 years ago and discover when populations split off from each other to form new groups
The genetics of human populations by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic concepts of genetics; Mendelian populations; Deleterious mutations and the estimation of mutation rates; Transient and balanced polymorphisms; Polymorphisms for blood groups, transplantation antigens, and serum proteins: incompatibility selection; Genetic demography and natural selection; Inbreeding; Population structure; Quantitative characters, polygenic inheritance, and environmental interactions; The sexual dimorphism; Human evolution; Eugenics, euphenics, and human welfare
Genetics, evolution, and man by W. F Bodmer( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The neolithic transition and the genetics of populations in Europe by Albert J Ammerman( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture as a way of life and the implications of this neolithic transition for the genetic structure of European populations.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cultural transmission and evolution : a quantitative approach by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African pygmies( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of human genetics by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analisi statistica per medici e biologi e analisi del dosaggio biologico by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

53 editions published between 1961 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genes, culture, and human evolution : a synthesis by Linda Stone( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La science du bonheur : les raisons et les valeurs de notre vie by Francesco Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce donc que le bonheur? Quand et comment l'atteindre? Tel est le sujet de ce livre, qui, recourant aux théories philosophiques et religieuses élaborées au cours des siècles, mais aussi aux connaissances récentes de la biologie et de la génétique, cherche à comprendre quels sont les facteurs qui, dans l'histoire de l'humanité, ont suscité des comportements dirigés vers le bonheur
Chi siamo : la storia della diversità umana by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene, Völker und Sprachen : die biologischen Grundlagen unserer Zivilisation by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menschenphylogenie - Anthropologie - Paläogen
Verschieden und doch gleich : ein Genetiker entzieht dem Rassismus die Grundlage by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allgemein verständliche Darstellung der Humangenetik, insbesondere der Entwicklung des heutigen Menschen in den letzten 100000 Jahren. Berücksichtigt dabei Sprachwissenschaft, Archäologie und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
On evolutionary anthropology : essays in honor of Harry Hoijer, 1983( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La génétique des populations : histoire d'une découverte by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L. Cavalli-Sforza relate la naissance de sa vocation, son parcours de chercheur, depuis ses premières expériences sur les bactéries jusqu'à aujourd'hui, ses collaborations avec d'autres scientifiques. En étudiant les caractères héréditaires des populations, il raconte comment il est parvenu à reconstruire l'arbre généalogique de l'humanité. Francesco Cavalli-Sforza est docteur en philosophie
L'aventure de l'espèce humaine : de la génétique des populations à l'évolution culturelle by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Italian and French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiénes somos : historia de la diversidad humana by L. L Cavalli-Sforza( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Genes, peoples, and languages
The history and geography of human genesConsanguinity, inbreeding, and genetic drift in ItalyThe great human diasporas : the history of diversity and evolutionThe genetics of human populationsCultural transmission and evolution : a quantitative approachGenes, culture, and human evolution : a synthesisQuiénes somos : historia de la diversidad humana
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