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The Universe Within - Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People

Neil Shubin

From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species? In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy-our hands, our jaws-and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. From our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system), he makes clear, through the working of our eyes, how the evolution of the cosmos has had profound effects on the development of human life on earth. From the Hardcover edition.

From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species? In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy-our hands, our jaws-and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. From our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system), he makes clear, through the working of our eyes, how the evolution of the cosmos has had profound effects on the development of human life on earth. From the Hardcover edition.
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From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species? In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy-our hands, our jaws-and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. From our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system), he makes clear, through the working of our eyes, how the evolution of the cosmos has had profound effects on the development of human life on earth. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marc Cashman

Length:

6h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:25


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:54


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:07


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:53


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:32