Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into The 3.5-billion-year History Of The Human Body

January 6, 2009|
Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into The 3.5-billion-year History Of The Human Body by Neil Shubin
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Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you''ve never heard it before. The basis for the PBS series.

By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genomes look and function like those of worms and bacteria. Your Inner Fish makes us look at ourselves and our world in an illuminating new light. This is science writing at its finest—enlightening, accessible and told with irresistible enthusiasm.


Neil Shubin is the author of the best-selling Your Inner Fish, which was chosen by the National Academy of Sciences as the best book of the year in 2009. Trained at Columbia, Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley, Shubin is associate dean of biological sciences at the University of Chicago. In 2011 h...
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Title:Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into The 3.5-billion-year History Of The Human Body
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.18 X 0.71 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.18 X 0.71 in
Published:January 6, 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307277459

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