Your Inner Fish
A Journey Into the 3.5-billion-year History of the Human BodyBook - 2009
"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."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books/Random House, Inc., 2009, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Call Number: 611 SHUBIN
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Human evolution.