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

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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.


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Publisher
Vintage
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Published on
Jan 15, 2008
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780307377166
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Animals / Fish
Science / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology
Science / Life Sciences / Evolution
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This content is DRM protected.
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