Friday, October 5, 2012

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body - Neil Shubin (Audiobook + E-book)

"Shubin is not only a distinguished scientist, but a wonderfully lucid and elegant writer; he is an irrepressibly enthusiastic teacher whose humor and intelligence and spellbinding narrative make this book an absolute delight. Your Inner Fish is not only a great read; it marks the debut of a science writer of the first rank."
Oliver Sacks, British biologist and neurologist at Colombia University

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. Amazon

Watch Neil Shubin in National Geographic's documentary: Was Darwin Wrong?

E-book [pdf/epub/mobi - 7 MB]

Audibook [76 MB]

[Buy it]


Nik said...

Hello! Could you please re-upload the ebook and the audiobook? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Again ... I also found the addresses kaputt. May I join the plea by Nik? Thank you very much,

Kohila said...

Both the links in ebook are not working. Can you please fix it!

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