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The vital question : energy, evolution, and the origins of complex life

Author: Nick Lane
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biochemist, building on the pillars of evolutionary theory and drawing on cutting-edge research into the link between energy and genes, argues that the evolution of multicellular life was the result of a single event.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Lane
ISBN: 0393352978 9780393352979
OCLC Number: 921868945
Description: 360 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I: The problem. What is life? ; What is living? --
Part II: The origin of life. Energy at life's origin ; The emergence of cells --
Part III: Complexity. The origins of complex cells ; Sex and the origins of death --
Part IV: Predictions. The power and the glory --
Epilogue: From the deep.
Responsibility: Nick Lane.

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A biochemist, building on the pillars of evolutionary theory and drawing on cutting-edge research into the link between energy and genes, argues that the evolution of multicellular life was the result of a single event.

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