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Author Shubin, Neil
Title Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body / Neil Shubin
Imprint New York : Pantheon Books, 2008
©2008
ISBN 9780307377166
9780307277459
9780375424472
0375424474
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource(229 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-214) and index
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
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
Subject Human anatomy -- Popular works
Human evolution -- Popular works
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