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Your Inner Fish - A Journey into the 3.5-billion-year History of the Human Body

Neil Shubin

Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Are breasts, sweat glands, and scales connected in some way? To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and to trace the origins of many of today's most common diseases, we have to turn to unexpected sources: worms, flies, and even fish. 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. Shubin makes us see ourselves and our world in a completely new light. YOUR INNER FISH is science writing at its finest-enlightening, accessible, and told with irresistible enthusiasm. From the Compact Disc edition.

Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Are breasts, sweat glands, and scales connected in some way? To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and to trace the origins of many of today's most common diseases, we have to turn to unexpected sources: worms, flies, and even fish. 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. Shubin makes us see ourselves and our world in a completely new light. YOUR INNER FISH is science writing at its finest-enlightening, accessible, and told with irresistible enthusiasm. From the Compact Disc edition.
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Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Are breasts, sweat glands, and scales connected in some way? To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and to trace the origins of many of today's most common diseases, we have to turn to unexpected sources: worms, flies, and even fish. 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. Shubin makes us see ourselves and our world in a completely new light. YOUR INNER FISH is science writing at its finest-enlightening, accessible, and told with irresistible enthusiasm. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marc Cashman

Length:

7h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:28


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:44


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:42


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:22


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:04


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:56


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:29


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:10


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:26


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:59


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:45


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:33


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:45


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:15


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:13


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:29


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:35


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:48


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:46


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:59


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:19


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:49


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:12


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:28


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:48


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:49


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:11


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:27


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:37