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Publisher Description

“Original and awe-inspiring . . . an exhilarating tour of some of the most profound and important ideas in biology.”—New Scientist

Where does DNA come from? What is consciousness? How did the eye evolve? Drawing on a treasure trove of new scientific knowledge, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolution’s history by describing its ten greatest inventions—from sex and warmth to death—resulting in a stunning account of nature’s ingenuity.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2010
June 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

me2earth ,

Excellent account of the critical paradigm ‘moments’ of evolution of life

Engagingly written, not shy about diving into technical detail, and ultimately making a compelling case for each of the inventions that led to all life we see (and don’t see) around us.

Occasional unnecessary interjections of unrelated dogma and political matters distract, but only briefly. Overall a fascinating and enjoyable book crammed with revealing knowledge on the subject.

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