The Universe Within

The Universe Within

Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780449012956
0449012956
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 35 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Cashman, Marc - Narrator
Summary: 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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