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

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Vintage Books, 2009 - 237 pagine
Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New Afterword

Why do we look the way we do? 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. 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.

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Your Inner Fish A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body By: Neil Shubin This was a terrific look at how nature was a recycler of ideas! Through the years if something didn't work ... Leggi recensione completa

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Traces human physiognomy back to its origins in the earliest known life forms. For instance, the bones in fins changed to proto-limbs as fish began to adapt to life on land, and this structure evolved into the human wrist. Leggi recensione completa

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Informazioni sull'autore (2009)

Neil Shubin is provost of The Field Museum as well as a professor of anatomy at the University of Chicago, where he also serves as an associate dean. Educated at Columbia, Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley, he lives in Chicago.

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