The Way Life Works

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Times Books, 1995 - Science - 233 pages
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This highly original book takes you on a guided tour of the many ways all life grows, develops, reproduces itself, and gets along. Distinguished scientist Mahlon Hoagland and dazzling illustrator Bert Dodson, your tour guides, merge science and art through the expert, often amusing intertwining of text and illustration. Their mind-stretching analogies, trenchant explanations, and rich visual presentations encourage the reader to make imaginative leaps from the panoramic world around us to the world within the cell and back again.

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User Review  - yapete - LibraryThing

Excellent and funny introduction to the modern view of life. If you want to get started on and fascinated by molecular biology, this should be the first book you should read. Funny illustrations abound and give us a fascinating glimpse at the molecular machinery of life. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Hoagland is a noted molecular biologist and member of the National Academy of Sciences, and is best known as the co-discoverer of transfer RNA, one of the critical links genes use to create life.

Willem Lange is a short-story writer, commentator and host on Vermont Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Television. He also has a weekly column in The Valley News, the major newspaper in the NH/VT Upper Valley area. In addition to the Yuletide readings of his Christmas story, Favor Johnson, a staple on Public Radio for fifteen years, his annual readings of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol -- on stage, on Vermont Public Radio, and on Armed Forces Radio overseas -- have been popular since 197

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