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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.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  611 SHUBIN    Check Shelf
Edition First Vintage Books edition.
Description 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Note Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-222) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Human anatomy -- Popular works.
Human evolution -- Popular works.
Anatomy, Comparative -- Popular Works.
Biological Evolution -- Popular Works.
Phylogeny -- Popular Works.
ISBN 9780307277459: $13.95
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