The Scots

A Genetic Journey

By Alistair Moffat

Format: Multiple Formats

A remarkable new piece of research that vividly uncovers Scotland's DNA Map. Since the opening of the Scottish Parliament there has been a revitalised interest in Scottish history and national identity. New technology and the mushrooming of genetic studies is spectacularly furthering our knowledge of who we are.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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History has always mattered to Scots, and rarely more so than now at the outset of a new century, with a new census appearing in 2011 and after more than ten years of a new parliament. An almost limitless archive of our history lies hidden inside our bodies and we carry the ancient story of Scotland around with us. The mushrooming of genetic studies, of DNA analysis, is rewriting our history in spectacular fashion. In Scotland: A Genetic Journey, Alistair Moffat explores the history that is printed on our genes, and in a remarkable new approach, uncovers the detail of where we are from, who we are and in so doing colour vividly a DNA map of Scotland.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 20 Mar 2017
SKU 9781780274447-grouped
Number of Pages 272

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'A fascinating picture'

'The fusion of science and the physical history - like an abandoned croft - allows people to trace their Scots ancestry with precision'

'[Moffat] is wonderfully able to communicate the epic elements of the story, which matters because that's precisely what man's survival has been'

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