The Vital Question Why is Life the Way it is?

by Nick Lane

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The Vital Question Why is Life the Way it is? Synopsis

Why is life the way it is? Bacteria evolved into complex life just once in four billion years of life on earth - and all complex life shares many strange properties, from sex to ageing and death. If life evolved on other planets, would it be the same or completely different?

The Vital Question Why is Life the Way it is? Press Reviews

'One of the most exciting science writers of our time' The Independent


'An amazing scientist' Times Higher Education

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ISBN: 9781781250372
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781250372
Publication date: 7th April 2016
Author: Nick Lane
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Popular Science, The Real World,
Categories: Popular science, Biology, life sciences,

About Nick Lane

Nick Lane is a biochemist at the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College, London and the founding member of the UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research. He was recently awarded a 2015 Biochemical Society Award for his outstanding contribution to the molecular life sciences. He is the author of Life Ascending, Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the meaning of life, and Oxygen: The molecule that made the world, all of which were widely praised by both the scientific and popular press.

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