The author of Your Inner Fish gives 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.
... exhilarating ... As he reveals these discoveries, along with other aspects of growth and change, Shubin also sketches the careers and achievements of dozens of great researchers, including women such as the long-neglected Julia Platt and Barbara McClintock. Shubin isn’t the most prolific popular-science writer, but he is one of the best.
Making complex scientific ideas both accessible to and enjoyable for the general public is a rare skill, but one that Shubin has mastered in his eloquent survey ... This superb primer brings the intellectual excitement of the scientific endeavor to life in a way that both educates and entertains.