Books

Over the past twenty years or so I have written a number of books around the topic of DNA which you might like to read to give a fuller account of the science behind your DNA test. Though the books necessarily contain some technical details they are principally aimed at the general reader with no specialist knowledge. They are as far removed from textbooks as I could manage. I suggest you start with The Seven Daughters of Eve and take it from there.
The Seven Daughters of Eve
My first book introducing DNA as a key to the human past.
2001
Adam's Curse: A Future without Men
Our lives centre on sex but its strange evolution has unexpected consequences.
2003
Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland
The alternative US title of Blood of the Isles.
2006
DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America
An exploration of the genetic ingredients that go to make up the population of the USA.
2010
The Nature of the Beast
I examine the genetic evidence for the existence of Bigfoot, Yeti and other mysterious creatures.
2015
Yeti, Bigfoot and the last Neanderthal
The US edition of 'The Nature of the Beast"
2015
The Wolf Within: A Genetic History of Man’s Best Friend
How the wolf, a vicious carnivore, and ourselves became the best of friends.
2019
The Breath of Tara
Coming in 2020