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    Description**"Kirkus" Best Books of the Year (2013)** From one of our finest and most popular science writers, and the best-selling author of "Your Inner Fish, " comes the answer to a scientific mystery as big as the world itself: How are the events that formed our solar system billions of years ago embedded inside each of us? In "Your Inner Fish, " Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human bodies--our hands, heads, and jaws--and the structures in fish and worms that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. In "The Universe Within, " with his trademark clarity and exuberance, Shubin takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we look the way we do. Starting once again with fossils, he turns his gaze skyward, showing us how the entirety of the universe's fourteen-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. As he moves from our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system) through the workings of our eyes, Shubin makes clear how the evolution of the cosmos has profoundly marked our own bodies. "WITH BLACK-AND-WHITE LINE DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT "

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    The Universe Within
    The Deep History of the Human Body
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Shubin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307378439
    ISBN 10: 0307378438

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ, PGK
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 523.1
    BIC subject category V2: PSX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    BIC subject category V2: RB
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Approval Code: A52550000
    DC22: 523.1
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16730
    Abridged Dewey: 550
    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000, SCI056000, SCI031000
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    B&T Approval Code: A56010000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI036000, SCI027000, SCI015000
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    LC classification: QE28 .S526 2013
    Thema V1.0: PSX, MFC, MFG, PSAJ, RB, PGK
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    08 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Neil Shubin is the author of the best-selling "Your Inner Fish, "which was chosen by the National Academy of Sciences as the best book of the year in 2009."" Trained at Columbia, Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley, Shubin is associate dean of biological sciences at the University of Chicago. In 2011 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
    Review quote
    "A truly delightful story of how human beings and life on Earth are connected to the wider universe. We don't observe reality from outside; we're embedded deeply within in it, and it shows. Neil Shubin is a sure-handed and entertaining guide to the big picture of how we came to be." -Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and author of "The Particle at the End of the Universe "