Tim Weakley's Reviews > Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts by Bryan Sykes
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Jul 06, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: before-2009
Read in January, 2008

I like all of Sykes' books because he was my introduction to population genetics. It's tough to be objective about them. I think he give good information that, while dated now, was quite ground breaking at the time. I think it's still worth reading.

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message 1: by Chris (new) - added it

Chris before I add it to my mounting 'to read' pile, how readable was it? Like do you have to pour through a lot of straight facts or did he manage to give it a narrative?

message 2: by Tim (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tim Weakley Sykes was the author that introduced me to the concepts of genetic genealogy and genetic anthropology years ago with The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry. Over the years I've come to prefer authors like Spencer Wells, or Luca Cavalli-Sforza who are much more technical. If you like narrative then Sykes is your man. He does a good job.

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