Summer reading: Your Inner Fish

Book cover for your inner fishYour Inner Fish: A Journey in the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Neil Shubin

In this book, Neil Shubin, paleontologist and professor of anatomy at the University of Chicago, examines the interconnectedness of life across billions of years. Drawing upon his discovery of the Tiktaalik—the “fish with hands”—Shubin demonstrates elegantly simple ways that humans, and other species, are connected to one another. In addition to an accessible examination of evolution, his narrative is filled with observations and anecdotes from his work in the field, offering powerful models of how to locate, identify, and analyze patterns that can improve our ability to make inferences and predictions.

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This book is part of the 2022 Berkeley Summer Reading List. Stay tuned for more weekly posts!