Viking DNA: the Wirral and West Lancashire project

By S Harding, M A Jobling & T King.  Pbk. 150 pp, numerous colour illustrations. Birkenhead: Countyvise, 2010. ISBN-10: 1906823464; ISBN-13: 9781906823467.

This new book by Steve Harding, Mark Jobling and Turi King sets out the results of the first part of a genetic survey of northern England ? embracing the Wirral and west Lancashire  ? and explains the basis behind the DNA method to probe ancestry.

The book is introduced with a foreword by UK/BBC historian and broadcaster Michael Wood, after which the authors set out to show, with the help of full colour illustrations and in plain language, what DNA is and how DNA methods can be used to probe both individual and population ancestry.