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Your inner fish

a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body — 1st Vintage Books ed.

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Written in English

237 pages

Neil Shubin, a leading paleontologist and professor of anatomy who discovered Tiktaalik--the "missing link" that made headlines around the world in April 2006--tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth. By examining fossils and DNA, Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria.--From publisher description.

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Work Description

Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Are breasts, sweat glands, and scales connected in some way? To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and to trace the origins of many of today's most common diseases, we have to turn to unexpected sources: worms, flies, and even fish.Neil Shubin, a leading paleontologist and professor of anatomy who discovered Tiktaalik--the "missing link" that made headlines around the world in April 2006--tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth. By examining fossils and DNA, Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria.Shubin makes us see ourselves and our world in a completely new light. Your Inner Fish is science writing at its finest--enlightening, accessible, and told with irresistible enthusiasm.From the Hardcover edition.

Edition Description

Neil Shubin, a leading paleontologist and professor of anatomy who discovered Tiktaalik--the "missing link" that made headlines around the world in April 2006--tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth. By examining fossils and DNA, Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

Finding your inner fish
Getting a grip
Handy genes
Teeth everywhere
Getting ahead
The best-laid (body) plans
Adventures in bodybuilding
Making scents
Vision
Ears
The meaning of it all
Epilogue.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-222) and index.

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Library of Congress
QM26 .S58 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
237 p. :
Number of pages
237

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23181260M
ISBN 13
9780307277459
LC Control Number
2009285945
OCLC/WorldCat
229026801
Library Thing
4561399
Goodreads
3902773

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