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The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People - Community Reviews back

by Neil Shubin
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
Good, easy introduction to basic general science - from how the universe began to life on earth. Nothing new if you are already familiar with the subject.
Tasseled Booklikes
Tasseled Booklikes rated it 5 years ago
I have a bit of a nerd crush on Shubin, having now read both of his books this year. What I like about his writing, is that it is as smart and informative as it is accessible. I don't know about your average Joe, but I do not have a degree in evolutionary biology, astronomy, or tectonics, so it was ...
Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it 6 years ago
This book is all over the place. Some of that is likely because it took me three days to read this book so my reading was done in shorter chunks. It's very well organized, but looking back it doesn't seem well set up at all. I doubt that makes sense to anyone but me!
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 6 years ago
Fun and easy to follow listen. Ties together Darwin's evolution of man with the evolution of the universe and some of its constituent parts. If your like me and you just can't get enough about evolution and our place in the universe (who among us can?), than I would recommend this short, well writte...
Reflections rated it 6 years ago
When the continent of India slammed into Asia creating the Himalayas it changed the world climate which altered the plants available for food eventually leading to our ability to perceive color. How? This fascinating book, a sort of big history/big science blend, is exactly as its title describes i...
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