Review: Some Assembly Required by Neil Shubin

Some Assembly Required by Neil Shubin is a great look into the genetics of what makes us human. One of the newer books out there, the information contained therein is up to date and relevant to todays topics and discoveries. 

Focusing more on the mechanics of evolution and biology in general than specifically Human Evolution, this book will please a variety of scientists and enthusiasts alike. 

Discussing from what we are from our basic building blocks, to Homo sapiens, we explore an amazing journey through they eyes of a geneticist and scientist who’s goal is to find the center of it al through a detailed analysis of genetic, fossil, and theoretical remains. 

Neil Shubin does a great job of leading us down a path of exploration as we start at the beginning, the very beginning, 4 billion years ago at the start of life on earth up to where we are today. Not only is this done in great detail with in a way that is easy to understand but done so that it can be built upon by other scientists and enthusiasts. 

This may not be the best book for those just starting down the path of paleoanthropology as some of the topics are harder to understand than others, but they are explained well and in detail so that no one is left behind. 

All in all its a good book, nothing super special to say about it to be honest, but if youre looking for another book to pick up, anything relating to this subject, its a good addition to your library. 

Worth the read. 

Until next time. 

Published by sethchagi

I am a Paleoanthropology Student, so far with two degrees, in Anthropology and Human Behavioral Science, pursuing my B.A and then my PhD I love to read (like a lot) and write, I love my family, and I adore anthropology! Remember, never stop exploring and never stop learning! There is always more to learn!

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