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

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  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body
  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    Pantheon Books
  • Place
  • Date
    Circa 2008
  • Physical Description

    229 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.

  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

    1 item in this collection. View all items.

  • Subject Category
  • Content
    Neil Shubin, a leading paleontologist, 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.
  • Public Access Text

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-214) and index.

  • Collection Type
    Reading Room
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023
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