Your Inner Fish DVD

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Your Inner Fish reveals a startling truth: Hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth.  This scientific adventure story takes viewers from Ethiopia to the Arctic Circle on a hunt for the many ways that our animal ancestors shaped our anatomical destiny. Come face-to-face with your "inner fish" in this completely new take on the human ... More
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Your Inner Fish reveals a startling truth: Hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth.  This scientific adventure story takes viewers from Ethiopia to the Arctic Circle on a hunt for the many ways that our animal ancestors shaped our anatomical destiny. Come face-to-face with your "inner fish" in this completely new take on the human body: You'll never look at yourself in quite the same way again!

Have you ever wondered why the human body looks the way it does? Why we walk on two legs instead of four? Why we can see in color but have a lousy sense of smell?

Your Inner Fish delves deep into the past to answer questions like these. The three-part series reveals a startling truth: Hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth.

Based on a best-selling book by evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin, this scientific adventure story takes viewers from Ethiopia to the Arctic Circle on a hunt for the many ways that our animal ancestors shaped our anatomical destiny. Shubin has spent much of his life studying our ancient ancestors - - searching for the deep pedigree of Homo sapiens. Using both the fossil record and DNA evidence, he traces various parts of our body's structure to creatures that lived long, long ago.

The series is both an epic saga and a modern-day detective story - by turns surprising, funny, and deeply profound. Come face-to-face with your ""inner fish"" in this completely new take on the human body: You'll never look at yourself in quite the same way again!

Special Bonus Features include…
- Bonus video
- PDF Educator's Guide

Producer: Tangled Bank Studios/Windfall Films
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Rating: TV-PG
Host: Neil Shubin
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 180 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

12 Reviews
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Sci T.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/15/22
Fantastic series
Review by Sci T. on 01/15/22 review stating Fantastic series
Excellent, entertaining, scientifically supported treatment of evolution and why we - life on earth - possess some of our current traits. I will use this with my middle school science students, but also share it with my fisheries biologist son and other professionals working within various fields of biology - there is something for everyone in this beautifully presented series.
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Superwoodturner
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/15/22
One of my favorite books, now on DVD!
Review by Superwoodturner on 01/15/22 review stating One of my favorite books, now on DVD!
This book, Your Inner Fish, was one of my favorite books of all time. I was really excited when I saw it had came out in video format. If you really want to understand the evaluation of man you must read this book and/or see this video.
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Fred
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great Book to Recommend
Review by Fred on 07/17/20 review stating Great Book to Recommend
Excellent book on paleobiology. Clear, concise, well written. Would highly reocmmend to others.
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Avocet7
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fantastic
Review by Avocet7 on 07/17/20 review stating Fantastic
This program brings together the old embryonic developmental facts in a fresh, dynamic manner, amply aided by illustrations of the very terrains from which it all oozed, crept and/or sprung.
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Hoseswap
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Video is nice addition to the book
Review by Hoseswap on 07/17/20 review stating Video is nice addition to the book
Our Understanding this Complex World reading groups read and discussed Your Inner Fish in 2009. The video is a very nice addition to the book because it take four of his majors points to the field and shows the findings like they may have been first understood. This does NOT replace the book.
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Homer J.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Neil Shubin gets 5 stars as a presenter
Review by Homer J. on 07/17/20 review stating Neil Shubin gets 5 stars as a presenter
Neil Shubin is one of the best at this type of presentation, even better than Neil Degrasse Tyson. If you have even the slightest interest in human evolution then Your Inner Fish is a must for your collection as it helps remove the mystery and conjecture from our evolutionary beginnings.
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Yv
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Watched it already twice and will again!
Review by Yv on 07/17/20 review stating Watched it already twice and will again!
Great research and information. Thanks!!!
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Nrbmd
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great DVD purchase
Review by Nrbmd on 07/17/20 review stating Great DVD purchase
We watched the Inner Fish series on PBS and enjoyed it so much we wanted to buy it. PBS has many informative, interesting and thought provoking programs and we watch it a lot.
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Jan
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fish is Good for You!
Review by Jan on 07/17/20 review stating Fish is Good for You!
Both the DVD and the book introduce a new science celebrity, author Neil Shubin. With wit, and a style to bring to life the long history of how we came to be as physical beings, Dr. Shubin hooks the viewer and reader from the beginning, with our ancient ancestors, fish!
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Issy W.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
WONDERFUL WHAT MORE CAN I SAY?
Review by Issy W. on 07/17/20 review stating WONDERFUL WHAT MORE CAN I SAY?
Very interesting held my 9 year old grandsons and my attention
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Decaturmamaof2
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
awesome and accessible
Review by Decaturmamaof2 on 07/17/20 review stating awesome and accessible
Love the whole concept of this three-part series: well-told and interesting visuals. Thanks!
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Ossie
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Educational material in DVD.
Review by Ossie on 07/17/20 review stating Educational material in DVD.
I finally found out why so many people have back problems including me.

"Presenting lots of thought-provoking information with a dash of humor, this is highly recommended." - Video Librarian Sept/Oct 2014



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