3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great concept slightly padded with narrative,
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This review is from: The Universe Within: A Scientific Adventure (Hardcover)
I was very excited to discover what I think is the first book of its kind, exploring the ways in which the human body is a microcosm of Earth's geological past, the solar system and ultimately the whole Universe. This is fascinating stuff. Shubin is a friendly writer - enthusiastic, jargon-free and never dull. Photos help, though the chapter-heading diagrams are just odd. However, I'd have liked more discussion of the implications for the way we see ourselves and less of the lives of the scientists who made discoveries that led to other discoveries that led to what we actually want to read about.