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.
Shubin shows himself to be a natural storyteller and a gifted scientific communicator ... There is a certain poetry to Mr. Shubin’s account ... With so much in the news about coronavirus, we could all do with a better understanding of what viruses are and how they work. Mr. Shubin provides.
... 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.