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Life ascending : the ten great inventions of evolution

Author: Nick Lane
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Nick Lane expertly reconstructs the history of life by describing the ten greatest inventions of evolution (including DNA, photosynthesis, sex, and sight), based on their historical impact, role in organisms today, and relevance to current controversies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Lane
ISBN: 9780393065961 0393065960 9781861978486 1861978480
OCLC Number: 286488326
Awards: Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, 2010.
Description: 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The origin of life --
DNA --
Photosynthesis --
The complex cell --
Sex --
Movement --
Sight --
Hot blood --
Consciousness --
Death.
Responsibility: Nick Lane.

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Nick Lane expertly reconstructs the history of life by describing the ten greatest inventions of evolution (including DNA, photosynthesis, sex, and sight), based on their historical impact, role in organisms today, and relevance to current controversies.

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