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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 piblisher description
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 likethose of worms and bacteria.--From publisher description
Writing style
Award
National Academies Communication Award, 2009.
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257703
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shubin, Neil
Dewey number
611
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human anatomy
  • Human evolution
Target audience
adult
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a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body
Label
Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body, Neil Shubin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0720/2007024699.html
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding an 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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780375424472
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn144598195
  • OCoLC
Label
Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body, Neil Shubin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0720/2007024699.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding an 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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780375424472
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn144598195
  • OCoLC

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