About this book
The extraordinary history of the human body, drawing on the latest research to show the incredible impact of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary progress. Authoritative and very readable, this takes the reader on a fascinating and unexpected journey. Reviews for the hardback were strong. 'Stunning case histories... dazzling work... Shubin's style is light and easygoing' "Guardian"
Tells the story of how one creature's journey out of the water made the human body what it is today - and one man's voyage of discovery in search of our origins. This book reveals the secrets of our biology: why if we want to understand our limbs we should take a close look at Tiktaalik, the first fish capable of doing a push-up.