Your Inner Fish

Your inner fish (Television program)

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  • Examines the many ways that our animal ancestors shaped our anatomical destiny. Using both the fossil record and DNA evidence, traces various parts of the human body's structure to creatures that lived long, long, ago.


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  • Originally broadcast as a 3-episode television mini-series on PBS.
  • Based on the book Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body by Neil Shubin.
  • Special features: Amazing places, amazing fossils: Tiktaalik; The evolution of your teeth; Amazing places, amazing fossils: Tritheledont; Our fishy brain; Amazing places, amazing fossils: Lucy; extended interview: Tim White, paleoanthropologist, on finding Ardi; education guide PDF.
  • DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen; stereo.
  • System requirements for DVD-ROM features: PC or Mac with DVD-ROM drive; Adobe Acrobat reader.
  • In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).


  • Your inner fish. Our family tree ; Origin of the human hand ; Transitional fossils ; The search for Tiktaalik ; My wife's a fish ; Sonic hedgehog ; Finding Tiktaalik -- Your inner reptile. Discovering your inner reptile ; Our egg-laying ancestors ; Mammal-like reptiles ; How we got hair ; The power of skin ; The evolution of hearing ; The rise of mammals -- Your inner monkey. Meet your inner monkey ; Color vision ; The ape that stood up ; Walking on two legs ; Our bad backs ; Our fishy brain
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