Your Inner Fish

A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

By Neil Shubin
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780307277459, 256pp.)

Publication Date: January 6, 2009

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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.




About the Author
Neil Shubin is senior advisor to the president and the Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor of Anatomy at the University of Chicago. His books include "The Universe Within: "" Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People "and "Your Inner Fish: "" A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human "Body.
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