Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

byNeil Shubin

Kobo ebook | January 15, 2008

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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.

Title:Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human BodyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307377164

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book Very interesting and a must read.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Book I'm a fan of this book. It takes a while to get into, but it is well researched and nice that there is a Canadian aspect to the story.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a start to understand evolutionary biology i read only 3/4 of the book. this book is absolutely amazing, the content is inspiring and interesting. the book is easy to understand, this is great for non-science people. this book is also good for evolutionary biology haters. this will make you love evolutionary biology.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative and fun! A wonderful journey into the past that brings up surprising facts about the human body, and then explains why we're built this way.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing! This book is absolutely fascinating!! All the facts discussed in this book, linking humans to different species throughout time is just mind blowing. This book describes the evolutionary path of how we came to be. Why we have certain organs. Why they are located in specific areas of our bodies. Why we have some organs that we don’t even use anymore. This book gives a great description of where we came from and even why we have some of the diseases and anatomical problems we have today, such as arthritis and other bone issues. This book was extremely interesting to read.
Date published: 2014-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your Inner Fish This is an amazing book, one that I will refer to again and again. The topic of how we are directly connected to jelly fish, and beyond is fascinating and makes so much sense. When I saw the pulsing motion of the luminous jellyfish in the Vancouver Aquarium I was reminded of a heart beat. Neil Shubin taught me why. I will be teaching my grandchildren, beginning with Daniel Loxton's book Evolution.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your Inner Fish A fascinating book. The fossil they found which is the link between fish and amphibians is amazing!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a master work I just finished reading this book last night, and I wish that there were more of it to read, and another book of Shubin's to buy. He brilliantly interweaves our genetic connection with other species in ways that make sense even to the non-biologist. Of course, the star of the show is the transitional fish-to-amphibian found just a few years ago on Ellesmere Island, in the Canadian Arctic. I hope that that is a story that finds its way into the classrooms of Canada. Someone should send this book to our Minister of Science and Technology, who neither understands nor accepts evolution, and will be sending much valued research biologists out of the country.
Date published: 2009-04-10