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  • Power, Sex, Suicideby Nick Lane

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 16.99

    Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. But there is much more to them than that. Mitochondria have their own DNA, with their own small collection... more...

  • Oxygenby Nick Lane

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99

    Oxygen has had extraordinary effects on life.Three hundred million years ago, in Carboniferous times, dragonflies grew as big as seagulls, with wingspans ofnearly a metre. Researchers claim they could have flown only if the air had contained more oxygen than today -probably as much as 35 per cent. Giant spiders, tree-ferns, marine rock formations and... more...

  • Life Ascendingby Nick Lane

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    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... more...

  • The Vital Questionby Nick Lane

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 25.31

    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? In The Vital Question, Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary... more...

  • Lebenby Nick Lane

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 25.91

    Wie entstand das Leben? Woher stammt die DNS? Warum sterben wir? In den vergangenen Jahrzehnten haben bahnbrechende Forschungen neue Einsichten in die Enstehung und das Wesen des Lebens geliefert. Aufbauend auf den neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen rekonstruiert der Biochemiker Nick Lane die Geschichte des Lebens auf der Erde, indem er die... more...

  • Life in the Frozen Stateby Barry J. Fuller; Nick Lane; Erica E. Benson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 129.95

    While it is barely 50 years since the first reliable reports of the recovery of living cells frozen to cryogenic temperatures, there has been tremendous growth in the use of cryobiology in medicine, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and the conservation of endangered or economically important species. As the first major text on cryobiology in the... more...

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