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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 15, 2008 - Science - 229 pages
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Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New AfterwordWhy 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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Excellent research and brilliant writing. - Goodreads
I also felt the illustrations were a bit lacking. - Goodreads
Easy to read, thought-provoking, wonderful - Goodreads
Great tone and pacing. - Goodreads
Amazing insight in the evolution of humans. - Goodreads
Easy to read, informative, and pretty damn interesting! - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Tom Halliwell - Goodreads

Science is a repetitive endeavor, and this is a science book for people who like reading science. Interesting but repetitive, you can get more than the gist of the book in 10 minutes if you try. Great work, and a good story, but I think I would've appreciated it more as a TED talk. Read full review

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User Review  - Brandon - Goodreads

I found Neal's book to be full of fascinating information. it's a great read if you like Darwin or science/evolution in general. Read full review

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Neil Shubin is provost of The Field Museum as well as 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.www.neilshubin.com


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