The Universe Within is a thrilling journey from today all the way
back to the Big Bang, which shows the deep connections between the
human body and the universe, from Neil Shubin, author of Your Inner
Fish. What links the birth of the moon to our body clocks? How did
the creation of the Atlantic Ocean affect how we have children?
What does the water inside us and on Earth have to do with the
deepest stretches of space? Humanity's status in the cosmos can
seem insignificant. Yet, as Neil Shubin shows, the one place where
the universe, solar system and planet merge is inside your body.
Exploring the smallest atomic structures and vastest reaches of
space, Shubin uncovers a sublime truth: that in every one of us
lies the most profound story of all - how we and our world came to
be. Neil Shubin is a palaeontologist in the great tradition of his
mentors, Ernst Mayr and Stephen Jay Gould. He has discovered
fossils around the world that have changed the way we think about
many of the key transitions in evolution and has pioneered a new
synthesis of expeditionary palaeontology, developmental genetics
and genomics. He trained at Columbia, Harvard and Berkeley and is
currently a Professor in the Department of Organismal Biology and
Anatomy at the University of Chicago.