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Author Lane, Nick. 1967-

Title Life ascending : the ten great inventions of evolution / Nick Lane.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    576.8 LAN    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 344 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-326) and index.
Contents The origin of life -- DNA -- Photosynthesis -- The complex cell -- Sex -- Movement -- Sight -- Hot blood -- Consciousness -- Death.
Summary 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.
Subject Evolution (Biology)
Molecular evolution.
ISBN 9780393065961 (hardcover)
0393065960 (hardcover)

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