Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

Nick Lane (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
June 14, 2010
Pages
344
Dimensions
5.58 X 0.88 X 8.3 inches | 0.62 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393338669
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About the Author

Nick Lane is a biochemist in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London, and leads the UCL Origins of Life Program. He was awarded the 2015 Biochemical Society Award for his outstanding contribution to the molecular life sciences. He is the author of Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution, which won the 2010 Royal Society Prize for Science Books, as well as Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life and Oxygen: The Molecule that Made the World

Reviews

The emergence of life itself remains obscure. But as Lane shows with clarity and vigor, fascinating studies on the subject abound.
Excellent and imaginative and, similar to life itself, the book is full of surprises.
Lane lays out processes of dizzying complexity in smooth, nimble prose.
If Charles Darwin sprang from his grave, I would give him this fine book to bring him up to speed.--Matt Ridley, author of The Red Queen