Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin
Our modern appearance may have quite a bit more to do with our ancient history than we think. Hands? If you’re a professor of anatomy like Neil Shubin they may actually look quite a bit like fish fins, and our heads have an uncanny resemblance to long extinct jawless fish. What brings this story together is the solid writing and intriguing set of examples.
Shubin combines examples from various disciplines, for example evolutionary science and genetics, to show a gripping hypothesis of how our current bodies have been formed. Throughout the narrative you’ll learn about a variety of theories from different fields, giving you a more thorough understanding of human anatomy than when you started.
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