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Secret chambers : the inside story of cells and complex life

Author: M D Brasier
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The appearance of the modern plant cell is one of the most deeply puzzling and unlikely steps in the whole history of life, and as Martin Brasier shows inSecret Chambers, decoding this puzzle has been a great adventure that has mainly taken place over the last fifty years. Covering the period from 1 to 2 billion years ago, Brasier presents the modern understanding of the origin of the complex cell, without which  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M D Brasier
ISBN: 9780199644001 0199644004
OCLC Number: 772968065
Description: xviii, 298 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: The secret chambers of Robert Hooke --
A dinner in Gower Street --
Sargasso --
The phantom island --
Mouth of the dragon --
Wheels of fortune --
Mangrove tree --
Riddle of the sphinx within --
Gunflint --
Carpentaria --
Gairloch.
Responsibility: Martin Brasier.

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With vivid descriptions and master storytelling, Martin Brasier introduces the quest for the missing history of life and the cell. Covering the period from 1 to 2 billion years ago we explore the  Read more...

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Bursting with almost boyish enthusiasm, Brasier takes us on an adventure with lively vignettes from his career. * Henry Nicholls, New Scientist *

 
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