Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish
Author: Neil Shubin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780307377166
ISBN 13: 0307377164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Inner Fish Book Review:

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.

The Universe Within

The Universe Within
Author: Neil Shubin
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0307378438
ISBN 13: 9780307378439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universe Within Book Review:

The best-selling author of Your Inner Fish traces the unique qualities of the human species to astronomical events that occurred millions of years ago, revealing how the molecular development of human life can be linked to the evolution of the cosmos.

What a Fish Knows

What a Fish Knows
Author: Jonathan Balcombe
Publsiher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0374714339
ISBN 13: 9780374714338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What a Fish Knows Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In What a Fish Knows, the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea, through streams and estuaries, and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal the surprising capabilities of fishes. Although there are more than thirty thousand species of fish—more than all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined—we rarely consider how individual fishes think, feel, and behave. Balcombe upends our assumptions about fishes, portraying them not as unfeeling, dead-eyed feeding machines but as sentient, aware, social, and even Machiavellian—in other words, much like us. What a Fish Knows draws on the latest science to present a fresh look at these remarkable creatures in all their breathtaking diversity and beauty. Fishes conduct elaborate courtship rituals and develop lifelong bonds with shoalmates. They also plan, hunt cooperatively, use tools, curry favor, deceive one another, and punish wrongdoers. We may imagine that fishes lead simple, fleeting lives—a mode of existence that boils down to a place on the food chain, rote spawning, and lots of aimless swimming. But, as Balcombe demonstrates, the truth is far richer and more complex, worthy of the grandest social novel. Highlighting breakthrough discoveries from fish enthusiasts and scientists around the world and pondering his own encounters with fishes, Balcombe examines the fascinating means by which fishes gain knowledge of the places they inhabit, from shallow tide pools to the deepest reaches of the ocean. Teeming with insights and exciting discoveries, What a Fish Knows offers a thoughtful appraisal of our relationships with fishes and inspires us to take a more enlightened view of the planet’s increasingly imperiled marine life. What a Fish Knows will forever change how we see our aquatic cousins—the pet goldfish included.

YOUR INNER FISH DVD

YOUR INNER FISH DVD
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:903195875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

YOUR INNER FISH DVD Book Review:

At the Water s Edge

At the Water s Edge
Author: Carl Zimmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN 10: 1476799741
ISBN 13: 9781476799742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Water s Edge Book Review:

Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left behind, and what we brought with us. We all know about evolution, but it still seems absurd that our ancestors were fish. Darwin's idea of natural selection was the key to solving generation-to-generation evolution -- microevolution -- but it could only point us toward a complete explanation, still to come, of the engines of macroevolution, the transformation of body shapes across millions of years. Now, drawing on the latest fossil discoveries and breakthrough scientific analysis, Carl Zimmer reveals how macroevolution works. Escorting us along the trail of discovery up to the current dramatic research in paleontology, ecology, genetics, and embryology, Zimmer shows how scientists today are unveiling the secrets of life that biologists struggled with two centuries ago. In this book, you will find a dazzling, brash literary talent and a rigorous scientific sensibility gracefully brought together. Carl Zimmer provides a comprehensive, lucid, and authoritative answer to the mystery of how nature actually made itself.

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 10: 1614644616
ISBN 13: 9781614644613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on Neil Shubin s Your Inner Fish Book Review:

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: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1091217587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Why Evolution is True

Why Evolution is True
Author: Jerry A. Coyne
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-01-14
ISBN 10: 019164384X
ISBN 13: 9780191643842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Evolution is True Book Review:

For all the discussion in the media about creationism and 'Intelligent Design', virtually nothing has been said about the evidence in question - the evidence for evolution by natural selection. Yet, as this succinct and important book shows, that evidence is vast, varied, and magnificent, and drawn from many disparate fields of science. The very latest research is uncovering a stream of evidence revealing evolution in action - from the actual observation of a species splitting into two, to new fossil discoveries, to the deciphering of the evidence stored in our genome. Why Evolution is True weaves together the many threads of modern work in genetics, palaeontology, geology, molecular biology, anatomy, and development to demonstrate the 'indelible stamp' of the processes first proposed by Darwin. It is a crisp, lucid, and accessible statement that will leave no one with an open mind in any doubt about the truth of evolution.

Encyclopedia of the Sea

Encyclopedia of the Sea
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:35007003438847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Sea Book Review:

A comprehensive reference to the life and lore of the sea examines the diverse creatures that make the seas their home, the mysteries of marine geography, and the stories of seafarers and the development of the tools of navigation.

The Making of the Fittest DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

The Making of the Fittest  DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
Author: Sean B. Carroll
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-09-17
ISBN 10: 0393069699
ISBN 13: 9780393069693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Fittest DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution Book Review:

DNA evidence not only solves crimes—in Sean Carroll's hands it will now end the Evolution Wars. DNA, the genetic blueprint of all creatures, is a stunningly rich and detailed record of evolution. Every change or new trait, from the gaudy colors of tropical birds to our color vision with which we admire them, is due to changes in DNA that leave a record and can be traced. Just as importantly, the DNA evidence has revealed several profound surprises about how evolution actually works.

The Story of the Human Body

The Story of the Human Body
Author: Daniel Lieberman
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 030774180X
ISBN 13: 9780307741806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Human Body Book Review:

In this book the author, a Harvard evolutionary biologist presents an account of how the human body has evolved over millions of years, examining how an increasing disparity between the needs of Stone Age bodies and the realities of the modern world are fueling a paradox of greater longevity and chronic disease. It illuminates the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering, leading to our superlative endurance athleticism; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of cultural proficiencies. The author also elucidates how cultural evolution differs from biological evolution, and how our bodies were further transformed during the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. While these ongoing changes have brought about many benefits, they have also created conditions to which our bodies are not entirely adapted, the author argues, resulting in the growing incidence of obesity and new but avoidable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. The author proposes that many of these chronic illnesses persist and in some cases are intensifying because of 'dysevolution,' a pernicious dynamic whereby only the symptoms rather than the causes of these maladies are treated. And finally, he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment. -- From publisher's web site.

Exercised

Exercised
Author: Daniel Lieberman
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 1524746983
ISBN 13: 9781524746988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercised Book Review:

If exercise is healthy (so good for you ), why do many people dislike or avoid it? If we are born to walk and run, why do most of us take it easy whenever possible? And how do we make sense of the conflicting, anxiety-inducing information about rest, physical activity, and exercise with which we are bombarded? Is sitting really the new smoking? Can you lose weight by walking? Does running ruin your knees? Should we do weights, cardio, or high-intensity training? In this myth-busting book, Daniel Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a pioneering researcher on the evolution of human physical activity, tells the story of how we never evolved to exercise--to do voluntary physical activity for the sake of health. Using his own research and experiences throughout the world, Lieberman recounts without jargon how and why humans evolved to walk, run, dig, and do other necessary and rewarding physical activities while avoiding needless exertion. His engaging stories and ex­planations will revolutionize the way you think about exercising--not to mention sitting, sleep­ing, sprinting, weight lifting, playing, fighting, walking, jogging, and even dancing. Exercised is entertaining and enlightening but also constructive. As our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have contributed to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diseases such as diabetes, Lieberman audaciously argues that to become more active we need to do more than medicalize and commodify exercise. Drawing on insights from evolutionary biology and anthropology, Lieberman suggests how we can make exercise more enjoyable, rather than shaming and blaming people for avoiding it. He also tackles the ques­tion of whether you can exercise too much, even as he explains why exercise can reduce our vul­nerability to the diseases mostly likely to make us sick and kill us.

Footprints

Footprints
Author: David Farrier
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0374718997
ISBN 13: 9780374718992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Footprints Book Review:

A profound meditation on climate change and the Anthropocene and an urgent search for the fossils—industrial, chemical, geological—that humans are leaving behind What will the world look like in ten thousand years—or ten million? What kinds of stories will be told about us? In Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils, the award-winning author David Farrier explores the traces we will leave for the very distant future. Modern civilization has created objects and landscapes with the potential to endure through deep time, whether it is plastic polluting the oceans and nuclear waste sealed within the earth or the 30 million miles of roads spanning the planet. Our carbon could linger in the atmosphere for 100,000 years, and the remains of our cities will still exist millions of years from now as a layer in the rock. These future fossils have the potential to reveal much about how we lived in the twenty-first century. Crossing the boundaries of literature, art, and science, Footprints invites us to think about how we will be remembered in the myths and stories of our distant descendants. Traveling from the Baltic Sea to the Great Barrier Reef, and from an ice-core laboratory in Tasmania to Shanghai, one of the world’s biggest cities, Farrier describes a world that is changing rapidly, with consequences beyond the scope of human understanding. As much a message of hope as a warning, Footprints will not only alter how you think about the future; it will change how you see the world today.

Zoobiquity

Zoobiquity
Author: Dr. Barbara N. Horowitz,Kathryn Bowers
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN 10: 0385670613
ISBN 13: 9780385670616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zoobiquity Book Review:

Engaging science writing that bravely approaches a new frontier in medical science and offers a whole new way of looking at the deep kinship between animals and human beings. Zoobiquity: a species-spanning approach to medicine bringing doctors and veterinarians together to improve the health of all species and their habitats. In the tradition of Temple Grandin, Oliver Sacks, and Neil Shubin, this is a remarkable narrative science book arguing that animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and ultimately heal human patients. Through case studies of various species--human and animal kind alike--the authors reveal that a cross-species approach to medicine makes us not only better able to treat psychological and medical conditions but helps us understand our deep connection to other species with whom we share much more than just a planet. This revelatory book reaches across many disciplines--evolution, anthropology, sociology, biology, cutting-edge medicine and zoology--providing fascinating insights into the connection between animals and humans and what animals can teach us about the human body and mind.

The Universe Within

The Universe Within
Author: Neil Shubin
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0141924012
ISBN 13: 9780141924014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universe Within Book Review:

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.

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 10: 022626839X
ISBN 13: 9780226268392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution Book Review:

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.

Human Errors

Human Errors
Author: Nathan H. Lents
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 1328974677
ISBN 13: 9781328974679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Errors Book Review:

An illuminating, entertaining tour of the physical imperfections that make us human We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are supposedly evolution’s greatest creation, why do we have such bad knees? Why do we catch head colds so often—two hundred times more often than a dog does? How come our wrists have so many useless bones? Why is the vast majority of our genetic code pointless? And are we really supposed to swallow and breathe through the same narrow tube? Surely there’s been some kind of mistake. As professor of biology Nathan H. Lents explains in Human Errors, our evolutionary history is nothing if not a litany of mistakes, each more entertaining and enlightening than the last. The human body is one big pile of compromises. But that is also a testament to our greatness: as Lents shows, humans have so many design flaws precisely because we are very, very good at getting around them. A rollicking, deeply informative tour of humans’ four billion year long evolutionary saga, Human Errors both celebrates our imperfections and offers an unconventional accounting of the cost of our success.

Discovering Fossil Fishes

Discovering Fossil Fishes
Author: John G. Maisey
Publsiher: Basic Books (AZ)
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780813338071
ISBN 13: 0813338077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering Fossil Fishes Book Review:

A natural history of the first vertebrates traces the evolution of fishes over the course of five hundred million years, describing the discovery of their fossil remains and explaining what these ancient animals reveal about the human race. Reprint.

The BFG Colour Edition

The BFG  Colour Edition
Author: Roald Dahl
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 0141378573
ISBN 13: 9780141378572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The BFG Colour Edition Book Review:

'Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.' On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them?

The Future of Ship Design

The Future of Ship Design
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780903055673
ISBN 13: 0903055678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Ship Design Book Review: