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The vital question : energy, evolution, and the origins of complex life

by Lane, Nick, 1967- (Author)

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A biochemist, building on the pillars of evolutionary theory and drawing on cutting-edge research into the link between energy and genes, argues that the evolution of multicellular life was the result of a single event. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Part I: The problem. What is life? ; What is living?
  • Part II: The origin of life. Energy at life's origin ; The emergence of cells
  • Part III: Complexity. The origins of complex cells ; Sex and the origins of death
  • Part IV: Predictions. The power and the glory
  • Epilogue: From the deep.