Your Inner Fish
A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
By Neil Shubin
(Pantheon Books, Hardcover, 9780375424472, 229pp.)
Publication Date: January 15, 2008
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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.