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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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

I didn't particularly like the artists style - but overall a good book for an overview of some of the major topics of biology 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.

A painter, teacher and illustrator, Bert Dodson is the author of the best-selling North Light book "Keys to Drawing". He's illustrated more than 70 children's books and worked as an animation designer for the PBS series "Intimate Strangers".

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