Описание: 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? In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy--our hands, our jaws--and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. From our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system), he makes clear, through the working of our eyes, how the evolution of the cosmos has had profound effects on the development of human life on earth.
Автор: Neil Shubin Название: The Universe Within ISBN: 0141041900 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141041902 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 835 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: What links the birth of the moon to our body clocks? How did the creation of the Atlantic Ocean affect how we have children? What does the water inside us and on Earth have to do with the deepest stretches of space? This book deals with these questions.
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 finestenlightening, accessible and told with irresistible enthusiasm.
In The Universe Within, Neil Shubin reveals the connection between the evolution of the cosmos and the evolution of the human body.
Just as the history of the earth is written in the rocks, so too is the universe's 14-billion-year history written in the human body. Starting at the smallest level, with our very molecular composition, Shubin explores the question of why we are the way we are, tracing the formation of the planets, the moon, and the globe of Earth through the development of the organs, cells, and genes that make up human life.
Автор: Shubin, N Название: Your Inner Fish ISBN: 0713999357 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780713999358 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1672 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Why do we look the way we do? When did we first evolve the features that we have? Why are we still able to do all the different things we do? And, finally, why do we fall ill in the way that we do? Drawing on genetic research and his experience as an expeditionary palaeontologist, here, the author tells the history of the human body.