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The universe within : discovering the common history of rocks, planets, and people

Author: Neil Shubin
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shubin shows 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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Shubin
ISBN: 9780307378439 0307378438
OCLC Number: 783520721
Description: x, 225 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Rocking our world --
Blasts from the past --
Lucky stars --
About time --
In the air --
Connecting the dots --
Kings of the hill --
Fevers and chills --
Cold facts --
Mothers of invention.
Responsibility: Neil Shubin.

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Shubin shows 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.

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