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Life Ascending : the Ten Great Inventions of Evolution.

Author: Nick Lane
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2009.
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Powerful new research methods are providing fresh and vivid insights into the makeup of life. Comparing gene sequences, examining the atomic structure of proteins and looking into the geochemistry of rocks have all helped to explain creation and evolution in more detail than ever before. Nick Lane uses the full extent of this new knowledge to describe the ten greatest inventions of life, based on their historical  Read more...
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Lane, Nick.
Life Ascending : The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution.
London : Profile Books, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Lane
ISBN: 9781847652225 1847652220
OCLC Number: 727647398
Awards: Winner of Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2010 (United Kingdom).
Description: 1 online resource (469 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1 The Origin of Life; 2 DNA; 3 Photosynthesis; 4 The Complex Cell; 5 Sex; 6 Movement; 7 Sight; 8 Hot Blood; 9 Consciousness; 10 Death; Epilogue; Notes; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Bibliography.

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Describes the ten greatest inventions of life, including DNA, sex, sight and consciousness, based on their historical impact, role in living organisms and relevance to controversies. This book  Read more...

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This is a science book that doesn't cheat: the structure is logical, the writing is witty, and the hard questions are tackled head on

 
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