About the Author
Neil Shubin is the Robert R. Bensley Professor of Anatomy at the University of Chicago, where he also serves as Associate Dean. In 2004, Shubin and his colleagues Ted Daeschler (The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia) and Farish A. Jenkins Jr. (Harvard University) lead the team that discovered Tiktaalik roseae. That discovery coupled with his experience teaching human anatomy to first year medical students at the University of Chicago prompted him to write this book.
About the Illustrator
Kalliopi Monoyios is the scientific illustrator for Neil Shubin's lab at the University of Chicago. She has a degree in geology from Princeton University and has been illustrating science and the natural world since 2002. Her illustrations have appeared on the cover of Nature and Science as well as in numerous scientific publications, The New York Times, and other major news outlets.