Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

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Your Inner Fish

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes University of Chicago Professor Neil Shubin for a discussion of his book, Your Inner Fish, A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-year History of the Human Body. Shubin talks about his career, the interdisciplinary nature of the work of a paleontologist, and the unique skill set, scientific and personal, that is required. He also chronicles his team's discovery of the fossil Tiktaalik, the transition between fish and four-legged mammals that occurred over 350 million years ago.

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