Life Ascending PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Life Ascending free pdf Winner of the 2010 Royal Society Prize for science books Powerful new research methods are providing fresh and vivid insights into the makeup of life. Comparing gene sequences, examining the atomic structure of proteins and looking into the geochemistry of rocks have all helped to explain creation and evolution in more detail than ever before. Nick Lane uses the full extent of this new knowledge to describe the ten greatest inventions of life, based on their historical impact, role in living organisms today and relevance to current controversies. DNA, sex, sight and consciousnesses are just four examples. Lane also explains how these findings have come about, and the extent to which they can be relied upon. The result is a gripping and lucid account of the ingenuity of nature, and a book which is essential reading for anyone who has ever questioned the science behind the glories of everyday life.

About Nick Lane

Nick Lane has published four critically acclaimed books, translated into 20 languages- most recently The Vital Question. He was awarded the 2015 Biochemical Society Award for his outstanding contribution to the molecular life sciences. Life Ascending won the 2010 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.Nick is a biochemist in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. 'Like his forebears in that same department - Steve Jones, JBS Haldane - he's that rare species, a scientist who can illuminate the bewildering complexities of biology with clear, luminous words' (Observer) 'One of the most exciting science writers of our time' (Independent)

Details Book

Author : Nick Lane
Publisher : Profile Books Ltd
Data Published : 07 January 2010
ISBN : 1861978189
EAN : 9781861978189
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Life Ascending



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Regenesis free pdfRegenesis

    When humans can control the genetic makeup of organisms to the extent foreseen by synthetic biologists. nature will no longer be the exclusive arbiter of life. death. and evolution. "Regenesis" reveals what this not so far off future will look like..


  • Ribosomes free pdfRibosomes

    Ribosomes are essential protein-RNA complexes that synthesize proteins according to the gene library of the cell in all living organisms. In this book. the authors present current research in the study of the molecular structure..


  • Evolution Is Not Science free pdfEvolution Is Not Science

    Science proves that ancient Bible scriptures accurately described the creation sequence of the universe and major groups of living organisms. Today. humans can reproduce very crude examples of instant creation in the lab using 3D bioprinting that requires intentional engineered design..


  • From Tadpole to Frog free pdfFrom Tadpole to Frog

    Glossary/Index/Table of Contents/Content Consultants/Side bars/Fun Facts/Timeline/Book List/Further Reading/Safe Web sites at www.FactHound.com
    National Science Education Standards: Life Science: Content Standard C: Life Cycles of Organisms..


  • Cat Among the Pigeons free pdfCat Among the Pigeons

    I am Cat Royal - Orphan. Adventurer. Actress ...Meet the feistiest heroine in children's historical fiction. The Drury Lane Theatre has been my home all the length of my life - but today I must leave it..


  • Life Ascending free pdfLife Ascending

    . Winner of the 2010 Royal Society Prize for science books Powerful new research methods are providing fresh and vivid insights into the makeup of life. Comparing gene sequences, examining the atom