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Lane, Nick, 1967-
Life ascending : the ten great inventions of evolution / Nick Lane
1st American ed
New York : W.W. Norton, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QH367 .L36 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Evolution (Biology)
Molecular evolution
Physical Description 344 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-326) and index
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
Contents The origin of life -- DNA -- Photosynthesis -- The complex cell -- Sex -- Movement -- Sight -- Hot blood -- Consciousness -- Death

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