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Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body (Vintage)

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With clarity, insight, and panache, Natalie Angier explores that most enigmatic of evolutionary masterpieces, the female body. Incorporating new material on the latest science and changes in our understanding of evolutionary psychology, Angier guides readers through everything from organs to orgasm, hormones to hysterectomies.

In Woman, Angier shows how cultural biases have influenced evolutionary psychology and led to dubious conclusions about “female nature,” such as the idea that women are innately monogamous while men are philanderers. But she doesnt just point fingers; with enlightened subversiveness, she offers a joyful, fresh vision of womanhood. Woman is an essential read for anyone interested in how biology affects who we are—as women, as men, and as human beings.

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A new and updated edition of Natalie Angier's best-selling tour of the female body, published for its fifteen-year anniversary.

Synopsis:

Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New AfterwordWhy do we look the way we do? 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. 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.

About the Author

Neil Shubin is provost of The Field Museum as well as professor of anatomy at the University of Chicago, where he also serves as an associate dean. Educated at Columbia, Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley, he lives in Chicago.www.neilshubin.com

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ISBN:
9780307277459
Author:
Shubin, Neil
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Various
Author:
Angier, Natalie
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Subject:
Women's Health.
Subject:
evolution;science;biology;non-fiction;paleontology;anatomy;genetics;popular science;human evolution;natural history;fossils;fish;evolutionary biology;humans;dna;human anatomy;history;animals;development;anthropology;physiology;nature;developmental biology
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A new and updated edition of Natalie Angier's best-selling tour of the female body, published for its fifteen-year anniversary.
"Synopsis" by , Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New AfterwordWhy do we look the way we do? 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. 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.
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