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              Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
               

              Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA (Hardback)

              By Shubin, Neil

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                2 Jun 20

              Is life on earth an accident, or was it inevitable?

              ISBN 9781786078018
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Universe Within: A Scientific Adventure
                

              The Universe Within: A Scientific Adventure (EPUB ebook)

              By Shubin, Neil

              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.

              ISBN 9780141924014
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              Language en
              Released NZ 8 Jan 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              CD: The Universe Within
               

              CD: The Universe Within (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Shubin, Neil; Read by Cashman, Marc

              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 h...uman 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.
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              ISBN 9780449012949
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1998
              Publisher Random House
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              Your Inner Fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor
                 

              Your Inner Fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor (EPUB ebook)

              By Shubin, Neil

              Why do we look the way we do? Why are we able to do all the different things we do? And, finally, why do we fall ill in the way that we do? This book tells the history of the human body and provides answers to some of the questions that only evolution can.

              ISBN 9780141908632
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              Released NZ 29 Jan 2009
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
                

              Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA (EPUB ebook)

              By Shubin, Neil

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              Is life on earth an accident, or was it inevitable?

              ISBN 9781786078025
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              Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
               

              Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA (Hardback)

              By Shubin, Neil

              • RRP: $57.50
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              The author of the best-selling Your Inner Fish, now gives us a lively and accessible account of the great transformations in the history of life, that enable us to further understand whether our presence on this planet is an accident or inevitable. The great transformations in th...e history of life brought about whole scale shifts in how animals live and how their bodies are organized: the evolution of fish to land-living creature, the origin of birds, the beginnings of bodies in single-celled creatures. Shubin describes how over the last half-century, scientists have been able to explore how genetic recipes build bodies during embryological development--how these inventions and adaptations occur in a nonprogressive manner in different contexts, at different speeds. Paleontology has been transformed over the last 50 years by tools and techniques of molecular biology--and it is that revolution in our understanding of the evolution of life that Shubin traces here. Each of us is a mosaic of precursors that came about at different times and places, with deep rooted connections across species that Darwin, for all he understood, could never even have imagined.
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              ISBN 9781101871331
              Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
              Publisher Pantheon Books
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              Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution

              Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution (Hardback)

              Edited by Dial, Kenneth P.; Shubin, Neil; By Brainerd, Elizabeth Lindemann

              • RRP: $310.00
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              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 a...nd 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.
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              ISBN 9780226268118
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2015
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
                

              Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Shubin, Neil

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              [An] account of the great transformations in the history of life on Earth--a new view of the evolution of human and animal life that explains how the incredible diversity of life on our planet came to be --

              ISBN 9780593171578
              Released NZ 24 Mar 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised ed.)

              By Shubin, Neil

              • RRP: $36.50
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              From the scientist who made the groundbreaking discovery of the fish with hands, here is a lively, thoroughly engrossing chronicle of evolutionary history that unearths the often startling secrets behind why humans look and behave the way they do. Illustrations.

              ISBN 9780307277459
              Released NZ 6 Jan 2009
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Vintage
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              Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution
                

              Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dial, Kenneth P.; Shubin, Neil; Brainerd, Elizabeth Lindemann

              • RRP: $164.50
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              How did flying birds evolve from running dinosaurs, terrestrial trotting tetrapods from swimming fish, and whales return to swim in the sea? These are some of the great transformations in the history of life; events that have captured the imagination of scientists and the general... public alike. At first glance, these major evolutionary events seem utterly impossible. The before and after look so fundamentally different that the great transformations of the history of life not only seem impossible, but unknowable. The 500 million year history of vertebrates is filled with change and, as a consequence, every living species contains within its structure, DNA, and fossil record, a narrative of them. A battery of new techniques and approaches, from diverse fields of inquiry, are now being marshaled to explore classic questions of evolution. These approaches span multiple levels of biological organization, from DNA sequences, to organs, to the physiology and ecology of whole organisms. Analysis of developmental systems reveals deep homologies of the mechanisms that pattern organs as different as bird wings and fish fins. Whales with legs are one of a number of creatures that tell us of the great transformations in the history of life. Expeditions have discovered worms with a kind of head, fishes with elbows, wrists, and necks; feathered dinosaurs, and human precursors to name only a few. Indeed, in the last 20 years, paleontologists have discovered more creatures informative of evolutionary transitions than in the previous millennium. The Great Transformations captures the excitement of these new discoveries by bringing diverse teams of renowned scientists together to attack particular transformations, and to do so in a contents organized by body part--head, neck, fins, limbs, and then the entire bauplan. It is a work that will transform evolutionary biology and paleontology.
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              ISBN 9780226268255
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2015
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age 19+ years
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