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Your Inner Fish

A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

By Neil Shubin
19-minute read
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin

Drawing on findings from paleontology, genetics and developmental biology, Your Inner Fish describes the evolutionary history of the human body, tracing it back to the fish. The author shows how studying fossils, genes and embryonic development can help us understand our complex evolutionary past.

●  Anyone who wants to know more about our evolutionary past
●  Anyone interested in genetics, developmental biology and paleontology
●  Anyone who wants to know how we can detect the inner fish in our bodies

Neil Shubin is a paleontologist who teaches anatomy and biology at the University of Chicago. He and his work group discovered Tiktaalik, a fossil that helped clarify an evolutionary step from fish to human. Shubin also wrote The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets and People.

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