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Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307277459
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Vintage - January 6th, 2009

A marvelous book that shows our connection to every other creature that walks, crawls, or swims this earth; even creatures without a head. Neil Shubin covers a lot of ground, as he reveals how new discoveries about our ancient ancestry are still being made. In fact, with the availability of DNA sequencing, and computer imaging, paleontology is making greater strides than ever, showing the origin of humans and how we have evolved over the millennia. When studying reality, the wonderful aha moment occurs when a particular idea gels and makes sense. I had always heard that we were made of star stuff, but it wasn't until watching a documentary on the periodic table a few years back that it all clicked. There are many of those "aha moments" in Your Inner Fish, which makes it not only a joy to read, but a vital book for anyone questing knowledge about humanity