Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

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Profile, 2010 - Science - 344 pages
Lane expertly reconstructs the history of life by describing the ten greatest inventions of evolution based on their historical impact, role in organisms today, and relevance to current controversies.

About the author (2010)

Nick Lane studied biochemistry at Imperial College, London and is an honorary reader at University College, London. His first book, Oxygen, was one of the Sunday Times Books of the Year in 2002. His last book, Power, Sex, Suicide was named as a book of the year in The Economist in 2005 and was short-listed for The Aventis Science Book Prize and the Times Higher Young Academic of the Year Award in 2006.

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