My favorite chapter in the book is Chapter 2, which focuses on the similarities of limb structures in various creatures. Neil Shubin draws on the latest genetic research and his huge experience as an expeditionary paleontologist to show the incredible impact the 3. Shubin looks at an often overlooked piece of anatomy, teeth. Why are we able to do all the differ. What I found particularly insightful was the comparison of Von Baer and Haeckel's early comparative analysis of early embryos. The book begins by acknowledging the limitations of paleontology.
Copyright information Cite this article as: Gaspar, M. What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Thoughts on this transition began in the mid-1800s with observations of air-breathing lungfish. Experience all the content you could possibly want from comprehensive library of timeless classics and new releases. The next two chapters deal with the development of bodies. Our arms, legs, necks and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land some 375 million years ago.
Shubin's references to his field experience make the text personable and add an element of adventure often absent in scientific literature. The ambitiousness of the topic immediately sparked my interest. Evo Edu Outreach 2009 2: 338. Experience all the content you could possibly want from comprehensive library of timeless classics and new releases. I remember attending the opening of the Darwin exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History and viewing the bone structure of a bat wing. The next three chapters compare the human senses of smell, vision, and hearing with those of other creatures.
Additionally, the work contains enough practical analogies to make it accessible to those who have never taken a comparative anatomy class. Why do we look the way we do? Why do we look the way we do? Fully optimized for all platforms - no additional software required! This engaging book combines the excitement of discovery with the rigors of great scholarship to provide a convincing case of evolution from fish to man. Though external gonads function well in reproduction, they create a weak spot in the space in the body wall, leaving human males susceptible to inguinal hernias. He explains how each of the four arches develops in a manner specific to each species. You will never look at your body in the same way again—examine, embrace, and exalt Your Inner Fish! This is one of the oldest and strongest pieces of evidence supporting evolution.
And, finally, why do we fall ill in the way that we do? First, the shape and size can provide important information about the diet of creature and clues as to how the animal lived. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. From there, Shubin talks about the development of the head. He trained at Columbia, Harvard and Berkeley and is currently Chairman of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Chicago. At that point in my mind, there was no doubt that a bat wing was a hand with modified elongated fingers. What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Shubin does a fine job keeping the reader interested. 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.
The first episode of Your Inner Fish was broadcast in April, 2014. A remarkably readable trip through the deep history of our own bodies. We may not look like sea anemones and jellyfish, but the recipe that builds us is a more intricate version of the one that builds them p. As a novice, I was concerned that the text would be a bit dry, full of Latin terminology and esoteric concepts, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the book very readable to a lay audience—with enough sophistication to excite those with a biology background. All of the free movies found on this website are hosted on third-party servers that are freely available to watch online for all internet users. For example, he compares the position of the gonads in sharks upper chest, close to the heart to that of humans outside of the body cavity in the scrotum. We will not sell or rent your email address to third parties.
Your Inner Fish makes us look at ourselves and our world in an illuminating new light. The chapter on hearing is a bit more complicated, as the hearing process is different in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Creationists will want this book banned because it presents irrefutable evidence for a transitional creature that set the stage for the journey from sea to land. Shubin talks of fieldwork in Arizona and Nova Scotia before explaining the molecular composition, development, and use of teeth, which he does in an engaging way with some interesting information. Neil Shubin, a leading paleontolo Why do we look the way we do? Why are we able to do all the different things we do? The story moves from naming new fossils to naming genes shared by every human, mouse, and fly.
Why are we able to do all the differ. We have 4 episodes of Your Inner Fish in our archive. 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. Chapter 3 discusses genes, an important commonality among related species. Click Download or Read Online button to get your inner fish book now.
This is the ideal book for anyone who wants to explore beyond the usual anthropocentric account of human origins. Second, because teeth are harder than bone, they are among the most commonly available fossils. Note: ebook file has been transmitted via an external affiliate, we can therefore furnish no guarantee for the existence of this file on our servers. In telling the story of why we are who we are, Shubin does more than show us our inner fish; he awakens and excites the inner scientist in us all. Well, paleontologist Shubin actually discovered one. All animals are the same but different.