By Paul S. Agutter,Denys N. Wheatley
This ebook makes use of sleek organic wisdom to take on the query of what distinguishes dwelling organisms from the non-living international. The authors first draw on fresh advances in cellphone and molecular biology to enhance an account of the dwelling nation that applies to all organisms (and basically to organisms). This account is then used to discover questions about evolution, the beginning of existence, and the opportunity of extraterrestrial lifestyles. the unconventional procedure taken through this publication to concerns in biology will curiosity and be obtainable to either the final reader in addition to scholars and experts within the field.
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About Life: Concepts in Modern Biology by Paul S. Agutter,Denys N. Wheatley