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Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body / Neil Shubin.

Shubin, Neil. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780307377166 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
  • ISBN: 0307377164 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
  • ISBN: 9780307377166 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
  • ISBN: 0307377164 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
  • Physical Description: 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2008]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-214) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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, etc.: 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.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf Publishing Group, 2008. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2184 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 1707 KB).
Subject: Human anatomy > Popular works.
Human evolution > Popular works.
Anatomy, Comparative > Popular Works.
Evolution > Popular Works.
Phylogeny > Popular Works.
Genre: Electronic books.

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