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Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution (2009)
by Nick Lane
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393338665, Paperback)
“Original and awe-inspiring . . . an exhilarating tour of some of the most profound and important ideas in biology.”—New ScientistWhere does DNA come from? What is consciousness? How did the eye evolve? Drawing on a treasure trove of new scientific knowledge, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolution’s history by describing its ten greatest inventions—from sex and warmth to death—resulting in a stunning account of nature’s ingenuity. 20 figures
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Nick Lane expertly reconstructs the history of life by describing the ten greatest inventions of evolution (including DNA, photosynthesis, sex, and sight), based on their historical impact, role in organisms today, and relevance to current controversies.
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