Life Ascending

Life Ascending

The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2009
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780393065961
0393065960
Branch Call Number: 576.8 La
Description: 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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dano62
Mar 15, 2017

Made me think of how amazing it all is. His added insights are great! Would recommend.

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JLMason
Oct 30, 2015

I was pulled through the pages of this fascinating, intelligent book by the technically accessible and beautifully written accounts of how life and its critical components evolved. The author, a biochemist, more than competently covers a wide range of topics and uses recent information from gene sequencing to bring new insight into evolution. The first chapters on the emergence of complex compounds and the creation of eukaryotic cells, and the final chapters on consciousness and the purpose of death were particularly intriguing. Highly, highly recommended!

Ham625 Aug 15, 2014

Excellent, understandable, profound.

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ghmck
Jan 29, 2013

Very good. Technical enough, but not too much.

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