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The Resource Some assembly required : decoding four billion years of life, from ancient fossils to DNA, Neil Shubin

Some assembly required : decoding four billion years of life, from ancient fossils to DNA, Neil Shubin

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Some assembly required : decoding four billion years of life, from ancient fossils to DNA
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decoding four billion years of life, from ancient fossils to DNA
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Neil Shubin
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  • Decoding four billion years of life, from ancient fossils to DNA
  • Decoding 4 billion years of life, from ancient fossils to DNA
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 the 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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Shubin, Neil
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
.S544 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Paleontology
  • Evolution (Biology)
Target audience
adult
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Some assembly required : decoding four billion years of life, from ancient fossils to DNA, Neil Shubin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Five words -- Embryonic ideas -- Maestro in the genome -- Beautiful monsters -- Copycats -- Our inner battlefield -- Loaded dice -- Mergers and acquisitions
Control code
on1102175942
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781101871331
Lccn
2019022792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102175942
Label
Some assembly required : decoding four billion years of life, from ancient fossils to DNA, Neil Shubin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Five words -- Embryonic ideas -- Maestro in the genome -- Beautiful monsters -- Copycats -- Our inner battlefield -- Loaded dice -- Mergers and acquisitions
Control code
on1102175942
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781101871331
Lccn
2019022792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102175942

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