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  • Life Ascendingby Nick Lane

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    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.... more...

  • Power, Sex, Suicideby Nick Lane

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 11.99

    Mitochondria are tiny structures within all our cells, believed to have once evolved from bacteria living independent lives. Drawing on cutting edge research, this book explores the fundamental role they play in some of the biggest themes in biology: evolution, the origin of the sexes, in growth, ageing, disease, and in death. more...

  • Oxygenby Nick Lane

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 12.99

    Oxygen is the engine of life and evolution. This book explores the impact that oxygen has had on Earth, tracing the history of life from the very beginning. It explains the rise of animals and plants, the origin of two sexes, and the evolution of ageing and death. Above all, Oxygen offers fresh perspectives on our own lives, explaining why we age and... more...

  • The Vital Questionby Nick Lane

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 11.98

    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 history,... more...

  • Lebenby Nick Lane

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 51.89

    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...

  • Lebenby Nick Lane; Ilona Hauser

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 45.79

    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

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 132.95

    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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