Neil Shubin


Ryba v nás

O objevu 375 milionů let staré přechodové formy mezi rybou a obojživelníkem v odlehlém koutě arktické Kanady i o tom, že v každém z nás je skryta ryba, byť v zastřené a pozměněné podobě, o tom, jak se postupně měnilo rybí tělo v tělo savce (a člověka), a nejen o tom, vypráví ve své nesmírně originální knize Neil Shubin, účastník objevu oné pradávné ryby zvané Tiktaalik. Zábavnou formou spojuje dobrodružství v paleontologii s vědeckými poznatky a odhaluje mnoho překvapivých souvislostí mezi naší anatomií a anatomií ryb, plazů a dalších tvorů.
12,88 € 13,56 €

Universe Within

The Universe Within is a thrilling journey from today all the way back to the Big Bang, which shows the deep connections between the human body and the universe, from Neil Shubin, author of Your Inner Fish. 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? Humanity's status in the cosmos can seem insignificant. Yet, as Neil Shubin shows, the one place where the universe, solar system and planet merge is inside your body. Exploring the smallest atomic structures and vastest reaches of space, Shubin uncovers a sublime truth: that in every one of us lies the most profound story of all - how we and our world came to be. 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.
11,88 € 12,50 €

Some Assembly Required

The author of the bestselling Your Inner Fish gives us a brilliant, up-to-date account of the great transformations in the history of life on Earth. Over billions of years, fish evolved to walk on land, reptiles transformed into birds that fly, and ape-like primates changed into humans who walk on two legs, talk and write. This is a story full of surprises. If you think that feathers arose to help animals fly, or lungs to help them walk on land, you'd be in good company. You'd also be entirely wrong. Neil Shubin delves deep into the mystery of life, the ongoing revolutions in our understanding of how we got here, and brings us closer to answering one of the great questions - was life on earth inevitable...or was it all an accident?
21,80 € 22,95 €