Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish
Author: Neil Shubin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-01-15
ISBN: 0307377164
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Inner Fish Book Excerpt:

Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. The basis for the PBS series. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genomes look and function like those of worms and bacteria. Your Inner Fish makes us look at ourselves and our world in an illuminating new light. This is science writing at its finest—enlightening, accessible and told with irresistible enthusiasm.

Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish
Author: Neil Shubin
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-01-29
ISBN: 0141908637
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Inner Fish Book Excerpt:

Your Inner Fish tells the extraordinary history of the human body and gives answers to some of the questions that only evolution can. Why do we look the way we do? Why are we able to do all the different things we do? And, finally, why do we fall ill in the way that we do? Neil Shubin draws on the latest genetic research and his huge experience as an expeditionary paleontologist to show the incredible impact the 3.5 billion year history of life has had on our bodies. He takes readers on a fascinating, unexpected journey and allows us to discover the deep connection to nature in our own bodies.

Quicklet on Neil Shubin s Your Inner Fish

Quicklet on Neil Shubin s Your Inner Fish
Author: Nicole Cipri
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2012-04-28
ISBN: 1614644616
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on Neil Shubin s Your Inner Fish Book Excerpt:

ABOUT THE BOOK In Your Inner Fish, Shubin attempts to explore the intersections of evolutionary biology and modern human anatomy. On his faculty page on the University of Chicago website, Neil Shubin writes: The philosophy that underlies all of my empirical work is derived from the conviction that progress in the study of evolutionary biology results from linking research across diverse temporal, phylogenetic, and structural scales. Writing in a friendly, accessible way, Shubin explains the various historical records that are encoded in the human body, from the structures of our eyes to the sequencing of our genes. MEET THE AUTHOR Nicole Cipri is a restless wanderer and passionate writer. A graduate of the Evergreen State School in Olympia, WA, Nicole has since written about such varied topics as modern urban farming, the role of glitterbombing as political theater, and the economic impacts of natural disasters. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The book begins with Shubins first encounters with his own inner fish. He tells us about his expeditions to the far north in Canada, to Ellesmere Island, where he and his team of paleontologists and fossil finders scoured the rocks to try and find a transitional fossil from the time that the first animals were venturing onto land. The discovery of Tiktaalik Roseae is inarguably a transitional species, an intermediate between fish and the first land-walking tetrapods. In this and in other species, scientists have been able to trace the twisting path of our own anatomys evolution. In Tiktaalik, we are able to see the beginning of our limbs, from the muscles in our shoulders and chest to the bones of our wrists. Shubin traces our connections to animals past and present. Each chapter is devoted to a different part of the body: our hands, facial nerves, teeth inner ear, eyes, brain, olfactory sense. He gives us personal anecdotes as well. He describes his career, from how he first learned to find fossils, to his teams accidental uncovering of a tritheledont fossil, to the long search that led to finding Tiktaalik. CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish + About the Book + About the Author + Overall Summary + Chapter-by-Chapter Summary & Analysis + ...and much more Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish A Journey Into the 3 5 Billion Year History of the Human Body

Your Inner Fish  A Journey Into the 3 5 Billion Year History of the Human Body
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Inner Fish A Journey Into the 3 5 Billion Year History of the Human Body Book Excerpt:

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.

Summary of Neil Shubin s Your Inner Fish

Summary of Neil Shubin s Your Inner Fish
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2022-06-10T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Neil Shubin s Your Inner Fish Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 We can learn about our past by looking at the remains of animals that have been dead and buried for millions of years. But since there were no eyewitnesses, and very few fossils, any attempt to see our past seems doomed from the start. #2 Paleontology is the study of fossils, and it is done field-style. Paleontologists still need to look at rock and the fossils within must be removed by hand, so many decisions need to be made when prospecting for and removing fossil bone. #3 The fossil record is extremely limited, and to find sites with rocks of the right age, type, and position, serendipity must play a role. The fossils inside these rock layers also follow a progression, with lower layers containing species entirely different from those in the layers above. #4 The order of fossils in the world’s rocks is powerful evidence of our connections to the rest of life. If, digging in 600-million-year-old rocks, we found the earliest jellyfish lying next to the skeleton of a woodchuck, then we would have to rewrite our texts.

YOUR INNER FISH DVD

YOUR INNER FISH DVD
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

YOUR INNER FISH DVD Book Excerpt:

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required
Author: Neil Shubin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 1101871342
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Some Assembly Required Book Excerpt:

An exciting and accessible new view of the evolution of human and animal life on Earth. From the author of national bestseller, Your Inner Fish, this extraordinary journey of discovery spans centuries, as explorers and scientists seek to understand the origins of life's immense diversity. “Fossils, DNA, scientists with a penchant for suits of armor—what’s not to love?”—BBC Wildlife Magazine Over billions of years, ancient fish evolved to walk on land, reptiles transformed into birds that fly, and apelike primates evolved into humans that walk on two legs, talk, and write. For more than a century, paleontologists have traveled the globe to find fossils that show how such changes have happened. We have now arrived at a remarkable moment—prehistoric fossils coupled with new DNA technology have given us the tools to answer some of the basic questions of our existence: How do big changes in evolution happen? Is our presence on Earth the product of mere chance? This new science reveals a multibillion-year evolutionary history filled with twists and turns, trial and error, accident and invention. In Some Assembly Required, Neil Shubin takes readers on a journey of discovery spanning centuries, as explorers and scientists seek to understand the origins of life's immense diversity.

The Universe Within

The Universe Within
Author: Neil Shubin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 0307907864
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universe Within Book Excerpt:

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** From one of our finest and most popular science writers, and the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery as big as the world itself: How are the events that formed our solar system billions of years ago embedded inside each of us? In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human bodies—our hands, heads, and jaws—and the structures in fish and worms that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. In The Universe Within, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, Shubin takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we look the way we do. Starting once again with fossils, he turns his gaze skyward, showing us how the entirety of the universe’s fourteen-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. As he moves from our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system) through the workings of our eyes, Shubin makes clear how the evolution of the cosmos has profoundly marked our own bodies. WITH BLACK-AND-WHITE LINE DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT

Study Guide

Study Guide
Author: Supersummary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-10-17
ISBN: 9781700420473
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Book Excerpt:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 46-page guide for "Your Inner Fish" by Neil Shubin includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 11 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Interrelatedness of All Living Creatures and Repurposing Organs for New Functions.

The Universe Within

The Universe Within
Author: Neil Shubin
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 0141924012
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universe Within Book Excerpt:

In The Universe Within, Neil Shubin, one of the world's leading experts, reveals to us the extraordinary cosmic and evolutionary adventure of our own bodies. During the past 13.7 billion years (or so) since the Big Bang, our universe has evolved, stars have formed and died and our planet congealed from the matter in space. For aeons, the earth has circled the sun while mountains, seas and entire continents have come and gone. Against this epic backdrop, humanity's place in the cosmos can look tiny and insignificant. But as Neil Shubin shows in this revelatory new book, the one place where universe, solar system and planet merge is inside your body. Shubin shows how the origin of the Moon is tied to our internal body clocks; how the vast amounts of water on Earth and inside all living creatures crossed the deepest stretches of space to us; how strange fluctuations in the orbits within our solar system have led to our irregular ice-ages; and how tiny imbalances in the chaos immediately after the Big Bang can explain why matter exists at all. Delving below the earth's surface and into the frozen Arctic, exploring the smallest atomic structures and the vast reaches of space, Neil Shubin uncovers a sublimely beautiful, almost magical truth: that in every one of us lies the most profound story of all - how we and our world came to be. 'Shubin is not only a distinguished scientist, but a wonderfully lucid and elegant writer; he is an irrepressibly enthusiastic teacher ... a science writer of the first rank', Oliver Sacks Neil Shubin is a palaeontologist in the great tradition of his mentors, Ernst Mayr and Stephen Jay Gould. He has discovered fossils around the world that have changed the way we think about many of the key transitions in evolution and has pioneered a new synthesis of expeditionary palaeontology, developmental genetics and genomics. He trained at Columbia, Harvard and Berkeley and is currently a Professor in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. His previous book is Your Inner Fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor.

The Universe Within

The Universe Within
Author: Neil Shubin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universe Within Book Excerpt:

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? From the Hardcover edition.

This Is Your Brain On Parasites

This Is Your Brain On Parasites
Author: Kathleen McAuliffe
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 0544193229
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Your Brain On Parasites Book Excerpt:

“Engrossing … [An] expedition through the hidden and sometimes horrifying microbial domain.” —Wall Street Journal “Fascinating—and full of the kind of factoids you can't wait to share.” —Scientific American Parasites can live only inside another animal and, as Kathleen McAuliffe reveals, these tiny organisms have many evolutionary motives for manipulating the behavior of their hosts. With astonishing precision, parasites can coax rats to approach cats, spiders to transform the patterns of their webs, and fish to draw the attention of birds that then swoop down to feast on them. We humans are hardly immune to their influence. Organisms we pick up from our own pets are strongly suspected of changing our personality traits and contributing to recklessness and impulsivity—even suicide. Germs that cause colds and the flu may alter our behavior even before symptoms become apparent. Parasites influence our species on the cultural level, too. Drawing on a huge body of research, McAuliffe argues that our dread of contamination is an evolved defense against parasites. The horror and revulsion we are programmed to feel when we come in contact with people who appear diseased or dirty helped pave the way for civilization, but may also be the basis for major divisions in societies that persist to this day. This Is Your Brain on Parasites is both a journey into cutting-edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human. “If you’ve ever doubted the power of microbes to shape society and offer us a grander view of life, read on and find yourself duly impressed.” —Heather Havrilesky, Bookforum

American Paleontologist

American Paleontologist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Paleontology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Paleontologist Book Excerpt:

Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution

Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution
Author: Kenneth P. Dial,Neil Shubin,Elizabeth L. Brainerd
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2015-07-20
ISBN: 9780226268118
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution Book Excerpt:

How did flying birds evolve from running dinosaurs, terrestrial trotting tetrapods evolve from swimming fish, and whales return to swim in the sea? These are some of the great transformations in the 500-million-year history of vertebrate life. And with the aid of new techniques and approaches across a range of fields—work spanning multiple levels of biological organization from DNA sequences to organs and the physiology and ecology of whole organisms—we are now beginning to unravel the confounding evolutionary mysteries contained in the structure, genes, and fossil record of every living species. This book gathers a diverse team of renowned scientists to capture the excitement of these new discoveries in a collection that is both accessible to students and an important contribution to the future of its field. Marshaling a range of disciplines—from paleobiology to phylogenetics, developmental biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology—the contributors attack particular transformations in the head and neck, trunk, appendages such as fins and limbs, and the whole body, as well as offer synthetic perspectives. Illustrated throughout, Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution not only reveals the true origins of whales with legs, fish with elbows, wrists, and necks, and feathered dinosaurs, but also the relevance to our lives today of these extraordinary narratives of change.

The Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Skeptical Inquirer Book Excerpt:

The Science Teacher

The Science Teacher
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2009-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science Teacher Book Excerpt:

I Am a Piranha

I Am a Piranha
Author: John Willis
Publsiher: I Am
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2015-10
ISBN: 9781489641229
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am a Piranha Book Excerpt:

Did you know that piranhas eat plants as well as meat? Piranhas also stay safe by swimming in groups. Find out these and more exciting facts in I am a piranha.

New Statesman

New Statesman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Statesman Book Excerpt:

Science News

Science News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science News Book Excerpt:

Fossil News

Fossil News
Author: Wendell Ricketts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN: 9780692606308
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fossil News Book Excerpt:

Information for the Spring 2016 (Vol. 19, No. 1) issue: National and international news from the world of vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, advice for amateur and para-professional fossil collectors, updates on important issues in paleontology, paleoart & photography, original book reviews, and many other features. In the Spring 2016 issue: -- a photo-essay on fossil radiolarians and other microfossils from a master photomicrographer -- an account of the discovery of the world's first fossil ambergris in Italy -- a review/discussion of the Emmy-award-winning TV mini-series, Your Inner Fish -- a field trip report on bat (and other rare fossils) from the Green River Formation of Wyoming -- Dean Lomax's exciting account of identifying a new species of ichthyosaur - in the storeroom of his hometown museum -- reviews of new books and literature & much more.