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The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life. By Nick Lane

November 02, 2015

How did rocks, air, and water coalesce into the first living creatures on the primordial Earth? Why two sexes and not three or four or 12? Why do we age and die?

In The Vital Question, Nick Lane sets out to answer these questions and many more with a novel suite of ideas about life’s emergence and evolution. Dr. Lane, an award-winning author and biochemist, argues that with just a few principles of physics, we can predict why life is the way it is — on Earth and in the rest of the cosmos. Both rigorous and enchanting, this book provides solutions to life’s vital questions.

Call Number: QH325 .L36 2015

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