Great Transformations

The Decoding of Life from Ancient Fossils to DNA Science

Ranked #26 in Biochemistry

The author of the best-selling Your Inner Fish , now gives us a lively and accessible account of the great transformations in the history of life, that enable us to further understand whether our presence on this planet is an accident or inevitable.

The great transformations in the history of life brought about whole scale shifts in how animals live and how their bodies are organized: the evolution of fish to land-living creature, the origin of birds, the beginnings of bodies in single-celled creatures. Shubin describes how over...

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