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The Resource Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body, Neil Shubin

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

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Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body
Title
Your inner fish
Title remainder
a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body
Statement of responsibility
Neil Shubin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Neil Shubin, a leading paleontologist and professor of anatomy who discovered Tiktaalik--the "missing link" that made headlines around the world in April 2006--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.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shubin, Neil
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QM26
LC item number
.S58 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human anatomy
  • Human evolution
  • Anatomy, Comparative
  • Biological Evolution
  • Phylogeny
Label
Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body, Neil Shubin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-222) and index
Contents
Finding your inner fish -- Getting a grip -- Handy genes -- Teeth everywhere -- Getting ahead -- The best-laid (body) plans -- Adventures in bodybuilding -- Making scents -- Vision -- Ears -- The meaning of it all -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn229026801
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9780307277459
Lccn
2009285945
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)229026801
Label
Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body, Neil Shubin
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-222) and index
Contents
Finding your inner fish -- Getting a grip -- Handy genes -- Teeth everywhere -- Getting ahead -- The best-laid (body) plans -- Adventures in bodybuilding -- Making scents -- Vision -- Ears -- The meaning of it all -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn229026801
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9780307277459
Lccn
2009285945
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)229026801

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