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Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA

Author: Neil Shubin.

Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA

Author: Neil Shubin.

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Item #: D40072
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 267
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9781101871331
Over billions of years, ancient fish evolved to walk on land, reptiles transformed into birds that fly, and apelike primates evolved into humans that talk and write. For more than a century, paleontologists have traveled the globe to find fossils that show how such changes have happened. As Neil Shubin recounts here, we have now arrived at a remarkable momen... More
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Over billions of years, ancient fish evolved to walk on land, reptiles transformed into birds that fly, and apelike primates evolved into humans that talk and write. For more than a century, paleontologists have traveled the globe to find fossils that show how such changes have happened. As Neil Shubin recounts here, we have now arrived at a remarkable moment—new DNA technology has given us the tools to answer some of the basic questions of our existence, including: Is our presence on Earth the product of mere chance?


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