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    Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body (Hardback) By (author) Neil Shubin


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    Description"Your Inner Fish" tells the extraordinary history of the human body. Why do we look the way we do? When did we first evolve the features that we have? Why are we still able to do all the different things we do? And, finally, why do we fall ill in the way that we do? Neil Shubin draws on the latest genetic research and his huge experience as an expeditionary palaeontologist to show the incredible impact the 3.5 billion year history of life has had on our bodies. It turns out that many of our most distinctive features evolved when we were still swimming in the oceans. Shubin takes readers on a fascinating, unexpected journey and allows us to discover the deep connection to nature in our own bodies.

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    Your Inner Fish
    A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Shubin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780713999358
    ISBN 10: 0713999357

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, PSX
    DC22: 611
    BIC subject category V2: MFC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000, SCI000000, MED005000
    Thema V1.0: PSX, MFC, PDZ
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    31 January 2008
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    Author Information
    Neil Shubin is a palaeontologist in the great tradition of his mentors, Ernst Mayr and Stephen Jay Gould. He has discovered fossils around the world that have changed the way we think about many of the key transitions in evolution and has pioneered a new synthesis of expeditionary palaeontology, developmental genetics and genomics. He trained at Columbia, Harvard and Berkeley and is currently Chairman of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Chicago.