The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People (Hardcover)

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Neil Shubin is the author of the best-selling Your Inner Fish, which was chosen by the National Academy of Sciences as the best book of the year in 2009. Trained at Columbia, Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley, Shubin is associate dean of biological sciences at the University of Chicago. In 2011 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

**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

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ISBN 9780307378439
Genre SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
Format Hardcover
Pages 225
Publisher Date 2013-01-08 00:00:00.0
Publisher Pantheon Books
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.9 lb
Language English
Subtitle Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors Shubin, Neil
Country of Origin United States

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