Reading List - Your Inner Fish
I was recently given a copy of Dr. Neil Shubin's interesting exploration of evolution Your Inner Fish. Dr. Shubin's writing takes complicated evolutionary concepts and makes the more readily understood through fascinating anecdotes woven throughout descriptions of his research, and that of his colleagues.
Dr. Shubin's co-discovery of Tiktaalik a 375 million year old fossil of a fish that provided the clearest link yet between amphibians and their more aquatic ancestors sets the stage for the remainder of the book. Dr. Shubin then then conveys the different evolutionary paths that followed to ultimately result in present day human morphology.