From one of our finest and most
popular science writers, and the best-selling author of Your Inner
Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery as big as the world
itself: How are the events that formed our solar system billions of years ago
embedded inside each of us?
In The Universe Within, with
his trademark clarity and exuberance, Shubin takes an expansive approach to the
question of why we look the way we do. Starting with fossils, he turns his gaze
skyward, showing us how the entirety of the universe’s fourteen-billion-year
history can be seen in our bodies. As he moves from our very molecular
composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system)
through the workings of our eyes, Shubin makes clear how the evolution of the
cosmos has profoundly marked our own bodies.
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